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'Bust 39' porcelain sculpture by Ah Xian

Made by Ah Xian in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China, Asia, 1999.
A porcelain cast of a Chinese woman's head and shoulders, decorated with a phoenix and peony scroll design in low-relief and finished with a soft blue glaze. The woman's eyes and lips are closed and her hair is drawn into a twisted bun. The unglazed base is marked with black paint, and features the inscription, 'China, China - Bust 39'. Four Chinese characters are impressed into the base.
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