A superb matching pair of very large pottery figures of male and female attendants or officials, dating to the earlier Ming Dynasty, 1400-1500 AD.
The figures stands on high hexagonal plints in fine two-colour blue and turquoise glazed robes. The unglazed areas have pigmented colors in red, black and white. Finely painted facial details.
The head is attachable as often seen on the largest figures from this period. The male figure the male with a high black hat, holds a book or a box in his hands. The feamle figure is carrying a plate and has an adorned headdress.
Size: The figures measure c. 40-42 cm. Very impressive and heavy conversation pieces!
Condition: Superb, finely preserved glaze and pigment, undamaged and no repairs.