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Magot  

Gordon Campbell

Literally a Barbary ape, but used in a transferred sense to denote a grotesque Chinese or Japanese figurine (typically in porcelain or ivory) represented in a sitting position.

S. Situ: Le magot de Chine: Ou Trésor du symbolisme chinois: A la recherche du symbolisme dans les motifs de ‘chinoiseries’...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949.

Sculptor, decorative artist.

Hong Kong, 30 April 1992: Stone Dish Covered in Iron and Copper Spangles (1991, h. 4¾ ins/12 cm) HKD 5,280