Asian woman on a goose (XIXth century) ◊ Enamelled earthenware


Sculpted enamelled faience group
Ridge spike
Attribution: China, XIXth century
Height 43 cm



World champions of the ridge spike, the Chinese are certainly the first to have decorated with this ornamentation, the ridges of their roofs so rich, from the 10th century. The ridge spike will be made first of terracotta, then ceramic in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, now sporting beautiful glazed colors. From protection to symbol, this “celestial companion” takes on animal and human form, illustrating profession and devotion. This smiling woman riding a podgy goose in the great Sancai tradition of the nineteenth century, so famous for ornamentation, promises happiness and prosperity at home. Art on the roofs.