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Yixing stoneware figure of a duck in seated position, modelled in two sections joined horizontally. The figure has a pale buff body and thick duck egg blue glaze with close crackle. The bill and feet are covered in reddish-brown slip and the eye is painted in black glaze. The base is unglazed.
- Made in: China (South)
- Height: 114 millimetres
- Width: 179 millimetres
- Depth: 72 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Model of a duck
In 1908, both Cixi and the Guangxu emperor died, Puyi then aged two suceeded them. His regency was unstable and on 12th February 1912, the last emperor, the five-year old child Pu Yi (AD1906-1967) was forced to abdicate and a Republic was established. This model of a duck was made during the Republican era. It has a pale stoneware body which has been slip painted to look like Yixing ware.
Stoneware with crackled blue-green glaze and iron-brown slip.
Republican period, AD 1912-1949
S. Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex von Klemperer Collection. Dr Herbert von Klemperer Collection, Berlin
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Object reference number: RRC39762
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