A rare pair of authentic Ming glazed sansai pottery figures of an attendants on a hexagonal pedestals.Their long-sleeved robes are colored in finely crackled green and ochre glazes. Their life-like expressive faces are molded with exquisite detail. Usually attendant figures are based on actual attendants so attention was placed on capturing the person's real face and personality. This practice of creating pottery attendants was started during the time of the first Emperor to be used in place of living people. The attendent with the beard is a foreigner. This pair was purchased 20 years ago from a prominent dealer in Hong Kong. They are sold as a pair.
Ming (1368 - 1644 AD)
Size: Heights = 37 cm (14.5 inches) each.
Condition: Very good. There are no repairs. Has some peeling of the slip around the face and back of the head which is part of the normal wear associated with age.