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Chinese Export Model of Monkey,18th Century.

Chinese Export Glazed Biscuit Model of Monkey,

18th/Early 19th Century.

A remarkable rare Chinese model of a monkey with baby resting on a rockwork base.  The monkey is naturalistically modeled in a brown glaze, its child in a mustard color.

Dimension: 11 1/2 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide x 5 1/2 inches deep

Provenance:  Private Collection;

With Elinor Gordon Collection  It was sold on her death- Chinese Export Porcelain from the Private Collection of Elinor Gordon, 23 January 2010, Sotheby's New York.

Reference: Elinor Gordon, Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain, 1977, pl. XV.

Compare a biscuit ewer and cover in the shape of a monkey sold at Sotheby's, Amsterdam, October 20, 1992, lot 116, where the monkey is depicted with similar incised fur and coloring.

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