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Figure of a Chinaman in a yellow coat; 1700-1799

Chelsea factory

Figure of a Chinaman in a yellow coat; 1700-1799
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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A porcelain figure of a Chinaman in a yellow, floral coat and black hat, sitting on a tree stump.
Nicholas Sprimont, a Huguenot silversmith, set up the Chelsea porcelain factory in 1744. The factory produced porcelain imitating Chinese imports for the wealthy citizens of Chelsea. Representations of characters wearing exotic Chinese garb like this man were best-selling objects in the mid 18th century. They were often copied directly from figurines imported from China.

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1700 AD - 1799 AD
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