Chinese famille rose'ear-cleaning' figure group, Qianlong (1736-95), of a lady with one knee raised revealing a bound foot examining the ear of a man seated on a rockwork base, height: 7 3/4in. This figure group belongs to a series of'erotic' figures which depict men carrying out intimate everyday activities with younger women, such as ear-cleaning and wine drinking, which W. Sargent suggests are preliminary to sexual advances.
A wine drinking group from his series is illustrated in David S. Howard,'The Choice of the Private Trader', p. A rare group of'erotic' figures from the Dr Anton C. Update Due to current restrictions our access to some of our stock is limited.
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The item "Chinese famille rose'ear-cleaning' figure group, Qianlong (1736-95)" is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "guestandgray" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.