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 figure holds a blue flute and has a yellow peach on the table. The seat and table are the old style, with stalactites hanging to give the impression of a cave. He is glazed in Yellow, Blue and an Aqua/Turquoise colors. His emblems (the blue flute and peach) are believed to give long life. What is also special about this particular fellow is his condition, which is Very Good to Excellent. He was made between 1890 and 1919, making him as antique.
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 1/2 inches tall.
Marks: Incised "China"
Condition: Very Good. The 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.
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RARE Chinese Mudman Sage With Blue Flute And Yellow Peach (Both Emblems of Long Life) On Old Style Rock Chair With Table