Chinese, 18th century, standing robed figure, holding fan in one hand a basket of flowers in the other, detailed sash and cords around his waist, 7-1/2 in.
Notes:Ã‚Â In 1752, the Dutch ship,Ã‚Â Geldermalsen, sank in the South China Sea, having been laden with Chinese export porcelain. Ã‚Â This shipwreckedÃ‚Â hoardÃ‚Â was discovered in the early 1980s, and was famously auctioned by Christie's in Amsterdam, as TheÃ‚Â NankingÃ‚Â Cargo.
For a similar example of this piece, please seeÃ‚Â TheÃ‚Â HatcherÃ‚Â Porcelain Cargoes, The Complete Record,Ã‚Â by Colin Sheaf and RichardÃ‚Â Kilburn, 1988, page 155, plate 204. (second Immortal from left)
glaze lost from saltwater exposure, surface wear, encrustations