19 – 26 JUNE 2022




Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne

‘Famille rose’ group representing a Chinese Lady and Dog
Chinese Lady seated on a yellow-brown rockwork plinth with a small dog in her arms, while a phoenix looks at them from a rock. The ‘fenghuang’ was the Empress of Birds in Chinese mythology, honoured by the other birds. It signifies beauty, grace, virtue, and the unity of yin and yang
Chinese porcelain, circa 1750
H 20.5 cm (without the wooden stand) or 22.5 cm (with stand)
Base: 19 x 16 cm
Literature: Similar item: David S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader. The private market in Chinese Export Porcelain illustrated from the Hodroff Collection, London, 1994, n° 302, pp. 254-255; Sargent, The Copeland Collection, pp. 124-127