A famille verte porcelain seated tiger
Kangxi period 1662-1722 AD, China
The tiger is seated on its haunches, the front legs upright, head elevated with open mouth and gilded eyes looking upwards. The head has an aubergine and light green wash with red lips and black markings, the body washed with a two-tone light green and aubergine glaze with dark black markings, the chest left plain. The tiger is resting on a rectangular base with rounded corners decorated on the side with a famille verte trellis design between red flower heads.
Chinese and Japanese ceramic figures, the Copeland collection, the Peabody Museum Salem, figure 33 illustrating a hound seated on the same base.