A rare and very large pottery figure of an attendant or official, dating to the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644.
This figure was part of a group of identical figures that was tested in a TL test that dates the type around 450 years old (ca. 16th. century).
The figure stands of a high octagonal plint in his fine two-colour blue-glazed robe. The belt in red pigment and the high hat in black pigment. He is holding a Ming Dynasty hat for higher ranking Imperial 0fficials in his hands. Fine painted facial details.
The head is attachable as often seen on the largest figures from this period.
Size: The figure measure c. 40 cm. Very impressive and heavy conversation piece!
Condition: Superb, finely preserved glaze and pigment, undamaged and no repairs.