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Note: Chinese or oriental artefacts were immensely popular in the 18th century. Export goods from the Far East included china, lacquer ware and figures like these, which were highly prized and perceived as very exotic. A painting by John Zoffany depicting Queen Charlotte at her dressing table at Hampton Court in the mid 1760’s shows a Chinese ‘nodding head’ figure behind her, and at the Swedish royal court Chinese ‘nodding head’ figures are mentioned in 18th century inventories of Drottningholm Palace. Most of these figures, like the ones in the Zoffany painting, are in a standing position; seated figures such as the present pair are extremely rare. Some of the paint surface has been refreshed.
Private collection, Florida, USA.
Margaret Jourdain, ‘Chinese Export Art in the Eighteenth Century’, 1967, pp. 110-11.
Michael Cohen and William Motley, ‘Mandarin and Menagerie’, 2008, pp. 124-5, item 7.1.
|Height||30.50 cm||(12.01 inches)|
|Width||18.00 cm||(7.09 inches)|
|Depth||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|