A very attractive charger, the design symmetrical and boldly executed in a strong soft blue and in excellent condition. Minor glaze flaws. No damage.
No damage. One small area of indifferent diaperwork work on the side.
Slight inlay loss to cover. No other faults.
Chips to ends of fingers and missing foot to the child. Typical firing flaws to reverse of cowl. No other damage.
The figure is modelled on Western images of the Madonna and Child.
Some wear to base and gilding loss to the interior.
Polished. Rifle reduced.
Polished. No damage.
These rare figures often show exaggerated elements (evident in the length of the matchlock and the attitude of the camel) which suggest a humorous intent. It is theorised they may be have been designed by a European hand following European prototypes, as they seem to fall outside the corpus of Indian art. There is an important set in the Ashmolean Museum dated 1795...
Minute rim nick at lower left (see detail). No other faults.
Small chip to interior of body, two slight marks to exterior on one side. No other faults.
Minor paint losses. Perfect condition.
Attractive colour. Undamaged.
Perfect. Undamaged and with enamels and gilding in excellent condition.
Two hairline cracks 8.5cm. and 9.5cm, one with associated loss. No other damage.
Pewter mount slightly chipped at base. No other damage.