A BRONZE FIGURE OF A OFFICIAL
900 € - 1.500 €
Description:China, 17th/18th c.
H. 25 cm
Seated in European fashion on a throne with both shoed feet firmly placed on its base, both hands raised in front of his chest holding a tablet, wearing various garments including underskirt and a wide sleeved mantle covering both shoulders falling down his body and legs, his face displaying a severe expression with slit eyes below arched eyebrows, moustache framing his lips and his head covered with the specific bonnet decorated with a pair of ribbons falling down on his shoulders, traces of gilt-lacquer.
From the collection of the merchant Alfred Julius Forkel (1873-1934), acquired in China before 1910, described in the collector's diary, written between 1901 and 1910, on page 74, no. 16 - Minor wear, slightly chipped, few small repairs