This mudman holds the palm fan, symbol of authority. He appears to be much younger than most of the mudmen with the palm fan. so he must be a man of high standing. Additionally, he holds the bottle gourd, a common Chinese symbol for longevity as well as good luck. Bottle gourds are painted with the Chinese symbol for longevity and then displayed in the home to ward off harmful energies - thus promoting long life. I have not seen this piece before. He is glazed in the Sancai tradition of Mustard Yellow, Cerulean Blue, and Jade Green. His features are very well-defined.
Country of Origin: China.
Size: 4 1/4"
Signed: Incised "China" on bottom.
Condition: Very Good, with the expected wear at the base. There was remnant of an old label in the photo. We have cleaned it now. It is definitely not a defect.
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