A miniature Chinese blanc de Chine whistle modelled as a figure of a European man wearing a tricorn hat riding on a tiger, the tiger with a ‘Cheshire Cat’ grin. Height 5.2cm (2”)
A very similar figure was included as item 62 in the exhibition of blanc de Chine held at London specialists Marchant in 2014. Another similar figure from the Hickley collection is included in figure 41 in ‘Blanc de Chine: porcelain from Dehua’ by Kerr and Ayers.
Date: Kangxi c1700
Condition: good condition.
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