Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chinese man in an arbor

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Modeler:
Model attributed to George Fritzsche (German, 1698–1756)
Date:
ca. 1735
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 15-3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
The bald, bearded Chinese man sitting in an arbor may be a depiction of Shou Lao, the Chinese god of longevity.
Marking: (in blue enamel on back near base) Crossed swords
Louis Jay ; Merton Collection ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964)
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