In the days when men were required to take an aptitude test in China, this would have been used as a congratulatory gift on passage. He carries a peach and flywhisk, the peach symbolic of long life and the flywhisk symbolic of leadership.
(Other than being a great conversation piece, this would be a unique gift for a number of occasions; graduation or promotion come immediately to mind.
This little treasure stands 4 and 1/2 inches tall.
It is well-detailed with great facial expression. The figure is beautifully glazed in blue, yellow and green.
It is in Very Good to Excellent Condition with no breaks or losses.
I have just purchased a fabulous collection of Chinese Mudmen that had been lovingly collected over many decades. I purchased all 144 pieces, all in Very Good to Excellent Condition, with no breaks, cracks, or losses. I will be listing all of them, and of course will consider a reduced price if one were to purchase all or a large number of them. I am listing them at very affordable prices individually as well.
Unique Collectibles, Antiques and Fine Arts from Around the World
Never the ordinary...unique items chosen over the last 50 years of travel around the world.