Chelsea Porcelain Pagoda Figure of Pu-Thai Ho-Shang
Circa 1745-49, incised triangle period
Derived from the Chinese Dehua or blanc-de-chine model, the rotund seated Buddhist sage, resting his right hand on his raised knee, his left hand extended proffering perhaps a large pearl or a piece of fruit, his mouth slightly agape revealing a toothy grin, his earlobes extending to his collar.
Height 3 1/2 inches.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 16 May 1962, lot 58.
The Selwyn Parkinson Collection.
Sotheby's, London, 11 October 1966, lot 227.
Property from a Distinguished Australian Collection.
Christie's, London 7 June 1994, lot 21.
M. Mellanay Delhom Collection, Charlotte, NC.
Margaret Legge, Flowers and Fables, A Survey of Chelsea Porcelain, 1745-1769, p. 25, no. 3.
Melbourne, Australia, Flowers and Fables, Exhibition 1984-85, no. 1 (paper label).
For a similar example from the Katz Collection, see The Museum Fine Arts Boston, accession no. 1988-780. For another example, see John Austin, Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg, fig 105, pp 112-113. For one from The Dr. Peter Bradshaw Collection, see Bonham's, London, 24 January 2007, lot 1. Also see Christie's, London, 6 December 2004, lot 300
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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