Ming Dynasty Sancai Glazed Offerants

GBP 650.00

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Object Description

A pair of tall hollow-moulded pottery courtly figures. Each figure is similarly decorated in a rich glazed decoration, mainly green, with sections enlivened with yellow, on a raised hexagonal base. They are standing respectively, wearing long-sleeved robes, an offering held to the front, one a dish, the other a rectangular object, possibly a chest. The heads are unglazed, having been have been separately and individually crafted, perhaps to reflect individuals in the service of the owner, loose-fitted into the recess in the neck.

Grave goods were an important status symbol in Ancient China, so the affluent and important would be accompanied in their travels through the afterlife with numerous depictions of people and items, made for the service and entertainment of the owner, so that their journey would be a happy one.

N.B.: the price is not for the couple, it is for a single statue.

Object Condition

Both figures complete and intact with rich colouration and some iridescence.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:49 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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