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Woman rider

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, moulded, modelled, decorated in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr C. N. Ades, in memory of his wife Andrée

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 6

Physical description

Moulded figure of a woman rider in Manchu costume strumming a pipa on horseback. simply modelled horse resembling a toy animal, with straight tubular legs, raised head and pricked ears, and dappled in black and white. Fired onto an unglazed base, which is stained brown.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, moulded, modelled, decorated in overglaze enamels


Height: 22.3 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a woman playing pipa on horseback, porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.78, pl.108

Production Note





Painted; Glazed; Moulded; Modelled

Subjects depicted

Women; Pipa; Horses (animals)


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


East Asia Collection

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