Antique mud figures ca. Mud figure, mud man, san kai, whatever one chooses to call them, one fact will always remains the same, either you like them or you don't! I began collecting the antique version of these miniature earthenware figurines about 10 years ago, it seems that the mud figure coincided with my interest in bonsai from the first time I became involved with the art.
Vtg Chinese 7. Vintage Chinese Mudman, multi-colored glaze, classic figure. An ivory netsuke of a comical Chinese man.
A beautiful early Chinese mud man figurine in the Shekwan region style. The two wise old men are dressed in a traditional draping robes glazed in the Sancai tradition of jade green, mustard yellow, and cerulean blue. They sit at a table in deep discussion with a rolled scroll on the table surface.
When the Antiques Roadshow crew set up camp in Houston a while back, I couldn't resist making the three-hour drive over to my old hometown to see if it was still something to make a fuss over. The trip was definitely worth the time and effort. Not only did I have the opportunity to take a couple of things beyond my usual areas of expertise to be evaluated by some savvy appraisers, seeing all the objects people were carting into the venue with hopeful enthusiasm was still a major part of the fun.
Chinese Lucky Waving Cat figurine. Slight crazing lines to the ceramic, otherwise like new condition. Pick up Scarborough.
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A pair of beautifully sculpted tall Chinese mud man figures, dating to pre's. The Mud Man holds a fish. The woman stands among blossoms and holds a basket that peeks from her long sleeve. The impressive figures are somewhat primitive and are glazed in vibrant yellow, green, brown and pearly white.
Myths, Facts and Fiction. The Legacy of an Antique Collectible. In an effort to capture the realism of a favourite scenic view, such as a countryside or mountain region, rocks and small trees were planted in a large ceramic tray to simulate the panorama on a smaller scale. If one were to view the scene, a harmonious feeling of having visited the area could be bought to mind and the viewers thoughts refreshed.