A Chinese blanc de Chine figure group of weiqi players, Kangxi
A nicely-detailed Chinese blanc de Chine￼ group from the Dehua kilns in Fujian Province, modelled as three figures playing weiqi under a rocky outcrop from which pine trees and prunus are growing.￼￼￼ Two of the figures are seated by a low table with the weiqi board and a further figure is standing with arms crossed beside them. Height of group 9.5 cm (3.7").
Dating: Kangxi (1662 to 1722)￼￼￼
Condition: there are losses to some of the flowers growing from the rockwork, and the hand of one of the players is missing. No other damage and no restoration.￼￼
17th Century, 18th Century