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 is fascinating and fun.
This particular multi-figural very rare old fisherman and young boy, with the original fish. The relative sizes are a visualization of importance of the bigger figure. The old fisherman has the rod with fish on it. The brushwasher is depicted as a large basket. It is glazed in the Sancai tradition of Mustard Yellow, Cerulean Blue, and Jade Green. The basket and base are in brown.
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.
Country of Origin: China.
Size: 5 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
Marks: Incised mark on base "Made In Hong Kong."
Circa: 1920 - 1940.
Condition: Very Good Vintage. Craquelure. Less Than expected roughness around the base.
This is from my most recent mudmen collection purchase. This collection has many rare and extremely rare pieces in exceptional condition. We will soon be updated some of the pieces I listed before. I've done so much research, and will be updating descriptions and prices as well.Circa: 1920 - 1940.
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VERY RARE Chinese Mudman Double Figure Brushwasher - Old Fisherman and Boy With Original Fish