|The Banyan Man|
The Victoria & Albert Museum
The work of The Lunéville Pottery Factory in France, this wholly Rococo figure of a standing man was made to appeal to the Eighteenth Century fascination with the exotic and the asian. The figure is dressed in a turban and a banyan, and is likely a lost member of a set of dessert figurines.
The figure was made of tin-glazed earthenware adorned with enamel colors and dates between 1760 and 1780.