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.

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