This multi-figural rendering is 5 inches tall, 4 inches across, and 2 and 1/2 inches deep. It is glazed in the Sancai tradition with Jade Green, Mustard Yellow and Cerulean Blue. It is a well-detailed piece, with great facial expressions. Not sure what the instrument is between them. Something a bit unusual.

Nowadays collecting mudmen has become increasingly popular. While most collectors are starting their collections with more common figures, some have progressed to a more serious level. Whatever your collecting preferences, learning about the meanings and desirable features. Certainly rarity is a consideration of some import.

The next thing to value is the condition of the figure. Are the colors still vibrant? Is there damage? Almost all mudmen will have some roughness around the base which is acceptable. However try to avoid broken or restored pieces, unless it is a truly rare piece.

Size: 5 inches tall,

Marks: Unmarked.

Condition: Very Good. The expected roughness around the base.

Circa: 1930.

This is from my most recent purchase of the renowned Patricia Hardin collection of mudmen, This collection has many rare and extremely rare pieces in exceptional condition.

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When buying more than one item, we combine shipping. We also try to discount orders for multiple items.
Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Yellow
Chinese Export, Folk Art
Asia • Asian, China • Chinese

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Chinese Mudmen, Seated Pair of Sages With Instrument, C 1930

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