CATALOGUE NUMBER 1309
DEHUA FIGURAL GROUP
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Height of group: 5 inches
Height of man: 7 ¾ inches
Christie's New York, March 30, 2005, lot 377
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York
A blanc de chine "Peeping Tom" group. Modeled as a young soldier and women standing on a tile floor in front of a floor screen decorated in relief with a Qilin, while an official with a long beard | watches and eavesdrops from behind the screen. The soldier has his arm around the shoulder of the woman who stands demurely with her hands hidden within her long sleeves.
P.J. Donnelly, "Blanc de Chine" NY, 1969, p. 105. Purchased at Christie's NY on 3/30/2005, Sale # 1491, Lot # 377.