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.
This particular figurine is Hotei, the Laughing Buddha. He is glazed in the Sancai tradition of Mustard Yellow, Jade Green and Cerulean Blue.
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: 4 inches tall..

Marks: Incised "China"

Condition: Very Good. Much less than expected roughness around the base.

Circa: 1890 -1919.

This is from my most recent purchase of a mudman collection. This collection has many rare and extremely rare pieces in exceptional condition.


When buying more than one item, we combine shipping. We also try to further discount orders for multiple items.
ITEM ID
Chinese Mudmen=A173
TYPE
Chinese Export, Decorative, Hand Made
COLOR
Blue, Green, Yellow
STYLE
Chinese Export, Folk Art
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Barkus Farm Antiques and Fine Art

VERY RARE Chinese Mudman Hotei, The Laughing Buddha

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