A beautifully modeled Chinese export porcelain figure of a hawk perched upon rockwork, well-molded and painted with great detail. Hunting with hawks was always a symbol of nobility and royalty as it was a pursuit reserved for the noble and leisured classes both in Europe and China. Figures are some of the rarest forms of the China Trade as they were difficult and expensive not only to produce, but difficult to pack and ship safely. Measuring 7″ x 3 1/2″ and with some restoration as can be expected. Qianlong period, 18th century.