A Pair of Chinese Ming Sancai Glazed Court Attendants

GBP 750.00

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Object Description

A pair of finely glazed, hollow-moulded ceramic Ming male court attendants who are depicted wearing typical Ming court robes with rich folds and detailed draperies along their garments. Each figure is portrayed wearing a typical high court cap, standing on a glazed octagonal base in a solemn and sincere pose. One of their arms naturally extends downward, the hand concealed under the edges of the flared, loose sleeves, whilst the other hand forms a tight fist in front of their chests. Their facial features are rendered delicately, with clearly engraved eyes and nostrils, with sensual lips painted in pinkish-red pigments.

The price is for the pair.

Date: Circa 16th century AD
Period: Ming Dynasty

Object History

From the collection of a West Country gentleman, formed in 1970s.

Object Condition

Good condition, with original pigments visible to the surface. Both figurines’ heads are removable.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:10.5 x H:41 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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