A Chinese gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a foreign groom
Circa 17th century
Cast in a supporting posture, kneeling on a rocky base, his right hand raised, his left resting on his hip, clad in pleated skirt secured with ribbon knotted to the front, scarf necklace, his face displaying wrathful expression with bulging eyes below raised eyebrows. With beard and whiskers and his hair ornamented with a tiara.
H. 27.5 cm
– Private collection, the Netherlands (assembled from 1950 till the 1990’s)
– By descent to the present owner