Pair of wood carving of officials painted and lacquered
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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1700: item # 1116508
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Antique Rich Sales
7142 Lodge Pole Drive S.E.
Grand Rapids, Mi. 49548
Currently at auction, not available for sale at this time.
|From research that I have done I would date these to the Ming Dynasty. On one figure the cavity on the back of the head is still sealed. A long paper filled with detailed calligraphy was with these when I purchased them. From the look of the paper it was originally in one of the cavities. These figures are particularly interesting do to their size and rank badges and the fact that they have stayed together for such a long period of time. The tallest is 14 3/4 inches high and 7 inches wide at the widest point. The smaller one is 13 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches in size. As is very typical with items of this age and type of construction there are chips and paint loss throughout. These were purchased in Chicago from an old collection but that is all I know as to the provenance. I have more pictures so please feel free to contact me for them if you are interested. Worldwide shipping and insurance is free on these figures. NOTE: Subject to prior sale (item is also in an retail store) Also Michigan residents must pay state sales tax.|