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:Â In 1752, the Dutch ship,Â Geldermalsen, sank in the South China Sea, having been laden with Chinese export porcelain. Â This shipwreckedÂ hoardÂ was discovered in the early 1980s, and was famously auctioned by Christie's in Amsterdam, as TheÂ NankingÂ Cargo.
For a similar example of this piece, please seeÂ TheÂ HatcherÂ Porcelain Cargoes, The Complete Record,Â by Colin Sheaf and RichardÂ Kilburn, 1988, page 155, plate 204. (second Immortal from left)
glaze lost from saltwater exposure, surface wear, encrustations