CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A MONKEY
Amazing even in its existence, of doll-house size, modeled seated upon a mound base,
his long-fingered hand, resting upon his knees, his feet also with very long curving toes
his ears and the base heightened in underglaze-blue
Provenance: Garry Atkins, London.
The monkey is an important part of Buddhist lore and Taoist lore in China.
There are many legends in which the monkey is portrayed initially as foolish, vain, and
mischievous. Yet, in each, the monkey learns valuable lessons along the way, makes
changes, and eventually gains redemption. The monkey thus embodies the themes of
repentance, responsibility, devotion, and the promise of
salvation to all who sincerely seek it.
Several chips to glaze, as shown in image; no repairs; bearing collector's mark verso 5138?
1 5/8" High
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Chinese Export Miniature Porcelain Figure of a Monkey, c1750