Chinese famille rose’ear-cleaning’ figure group, Qianlong (1736-95), of a lady with one knee raised revealing a bound foot examining the ear of a man seated on a rockwork base, height: 7 3/4in. 19.7cm; condition: restored. This figure group belongs to a series of’erotic’ figures which depict men carrying out intimate everyday activities with younger women, such as ear-cleaning and wine drinking, which W. Sargent suggests are preliminary to sexual advances. A wine drinking group from his series is illustrated in David S. Howard,’The Choice of the Private Trader’, p. A rare group of’erotic’ figures from the Dr Anton C. The item “Chinese famille rose’ear-cleaning’ figure group, Qianlong (1736-95)” is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain”. The seller is “guestandgray” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Figurine
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery
- Sub-Type: Ceramic
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Chinese Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)