Chinese Art:Ceramics


Pair of 18" Tall Chinese Ming Glazed Pottery Funerary Attendants
item#: 1396912
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Pair of Chinese Ming dynasty green and amber lead-glazed pottery funerary figures in the form of attendants. Each figure stands on a waisted hexagonal plinth and is dressed in layered robes with long sleeves. The male figure has a square official’s hat and holds a makeup box. His hands are folded in his sleeves and covered by a tasseled towel. An amber glazed basin, carrying water, rests in the folded arms of the female figure. She wears a front-opening jacket over a long skirt and her hair is in a chignon and held in place with a hair band. These attendants were typically located within the main burial chamber. They were responsible for taking care of the personal details of the life of the deceased inside the tomb. 18” high each. Circa 1500. Very good overall condition with typical degradations and losses to the glaze and cold painted pigments. Purchased from Art Treasures Gallery in Hong Kong in 1996 for HK$12,000 (about US$1560), these are from a private Arizona collection. Custom plexiglas stands and a certificate of authenticity are included.

Pair of 18" Tall Chinese Ming Glazed Pottery Funerary Attendants
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