Chinese Ming Terracotta Model Chairs

GBP 450.00

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Object Description

A pair of Chinese Ming terracotta model chairs. Elegantly designed, these ‘minqi’ echo the form of functioning chairs, made for the aristocracy. Featuring a curved horseshoe frame and curved back support, the legs are formed into a x-shape, terminating in a footrest. The pair are covered in various pigments, with black glaze covering the majority of the frame and legs. A vibrant blue has been added to the footrest and the round panel on the back support, further embellished with an etched floral decoration, whilst the seat is an unglazed terracotta pale orange colour with an additional cross-hatched pattern.

The price is for the pair.
Date: Circa 1368-1644 AD
Period: Ming Dynasty

Object Condition

Extremely fine. Pigment remains vivid.

Object Details

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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