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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.

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    • 1912-1949
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 114 millimetres
    • Width: 179 millimetres
    • Depth: 72 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A85

    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.
    China 中國
    Republican period, AD 1912-1949


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 244 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.42, no.A85 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.73, no.A85, colour, p.42 bibliographic details
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    S. Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex von Klemperer Collection. Dr Herbert von Klemperer Collection, Berlin

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