An xxl superb 64 cm high male attendant carrying his masters pibe and tobacco pouch. The figure is decorated with red, black and white pigmented colors. The glazed areas are held in green and yellow sancai colors. It dates to the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 AD.
Exceptional quality pottery figure with precise and detailed painting and glazing. The height and the fact that it's done in realistic life-like proportions makes this figure massive and heavy. The head was made seperately as always with the largest Ming Tomb figures.
This figure is among some of the largest figures known from the Ming Dynasty, and only a few percentage of the population could have afforded such lavish equipment, during the middle to later Ming Dynasty.
Condition: Superb considering age and wear, with only very minor losses, finely preserved pigment on all details.
Authenticity is fully guaranteed. We have had several similar figures - not this - TL-tested by Ralf Kotalla.
Ex Danish Private Collection.