Chinese boy with bowl

English (London)
About 1749–52
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 7.6 x 6.4 cm (3 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.323

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Seated figure of a Chinese boy with bowl wearing a yellow striped robe and brown sash. Floral decoration on bowl and toes damaged. This figure forms part of a larger group, 30.328.

Inscription

Paper label printed: Alfred E. Hutton Collection No. 41

Gummed paper label, inscribed by hand: "M. H. de Young / 79B"

Markings

Mark: raised red anchor

Provenance

By 1922 and at least until 1925, Alfred E. Hutton [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)

NOTES:
[1] See W. King, "Chelsea Porcelain of the Victoria and Albert Museum", London, 1922, plate 2. See also R. Blunt, ed., "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery," 1925, no. 122. At the time of both publications, this object was in Alfred E. Hutton's collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine