A strictly museum quality pair of large pottery figures of attendants or officials, dating to the earlier Ming Dynasty, 1400-1500 AD.
The figures stands on large Lotus thrones on top of high octagonal plints in fine two-colour green and yellow glazed robes. Male and female, the male with a high black hat, the female with adorned headdress. Finely painted facial details. First ones we've seen on Lotus Thrones - very rare!
The head is attachable as often seen on the largest figures from this period. The male holds a little box or book, the female carry a tray with a tea- or a limepot.
Size: The figures measure c. 56 cm. for the female and ca. 53,5 cm. for the male. Very impressive and heavy conversation pieces and the largest we've ever handled of the type!
Condition: Superb, finely preserved glaze and pigment, undamaged and no repairs.