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SANCAI-GLAZED BISCUIT MODEL OF A JUNK
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CATALOGUE NUMBER 1266

SANCAI-GLAZED BISCUIT MODEL OF A JUNK

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Length: 12 inches

 

PROVENANCE

The Chinese Porcelain Company, Ltd., New York, 2003

 

CATALOGUE NOTES

An enameled porcelain junk. The model of a Chinese junk finely molded in a crescent-form hull and shaped at either side of the bow with two eyes to simulate a fish. The stern rises high with curved ends which flanks a small mast flying a long ensign finely impressed with a dragon design. The low cabin with pierced windows are set at the stern aft of the two masts with flying rectangular sails. Each sail is molded with a square diaper and strapped to the masts with flat lines. They are depicted in the process of being raised by four small European figures on board who are dressed in yellow waistcoats with black hats.