This is a rare blanc de chine figural group of the twins He He. Please check Christies site for information on He He Twins and the prices achieved by them for items made between 1912-1949. Please do your research using the information provided.
I can tell you that Ernest Johnson Antiques sold an exact statue of this one I am selling and I have emailed them for the price. I was told that they do not list their selling prices. You can go to their website and scroll down and you will see this item. Since this is an expensive item I recommend you do your own research before purchasing as I am not an expert on blanc de chine.
One twin is standing and holding a plantain leaf. The other twin is seated and holding a box that reveals a bat. The base is nicely detailed with lotus flowers and vines. The plantain leaf has a clean break and was reattached - please see last picture. Other than this, this figural group is in perfect condition. If you require additional pictures please email me.
I have put a very reasonable price on this item and if you search the internet for China's republic HeHe figural group (1912 - 1949) you will be amazed at the prices achieved at auction even with damages.
The statue stands about 13 inches tall and about 9 inches long and about 5 inches wide at its widest point. The detail of this statue is superb.
This item is heavy potted and therefore is very very heavy which will increase the shipping cost. The glaze has little black spots here and there which sometime is seen in pieces of blanc de chine made in the early 20th century or before. Please see a picture of the banana leaf showing the break and reattachment and also the black speck in the porcelain itself.
The wood base is not perfect, and if you want the wood base, I will ship it to you. Please see picture #4.
Any questions please email me.
Item ID: T384
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