Figure of a Chinaman

An extremely rare and important Chelsea figure of a Chinaman, standing holding the end of one of his long moustaches in his right hand.


Soft paste porcelain
17.8 x 8.5 x 8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £8,400)
Acquired in:
Messrs Winnifred Williams

He wears a voluminous white cloak and a gilt decorated belt, his trousers are trimmed in gold, his puce cap with gilt edge and his puce shoes are tied with yellow bows. The circular base has a few applied flowers and leaves.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951

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