Ormolu mounted glazed Kuangtung stoneware figure of Li Bai
18th century, China
Height (with stand): 20 cm, 7.9 inches
Length (with stand): 37 cm, 14.6 inches
The recumbent figure, glazed in browns, blues, red and cream, depicts Li Bai with one knee bent, his arms and shoulder supported by a light blue pot as he rests with mouth open in a smile. He wears loose flowing robes, with one shoe exposed. The ormolu mounts are embellished with scrolling foliage and flora. The mounts are believed to be German 18th century.