A Ming Pottery Model of a God

Ming Dynasty c.1550 - 1640

A Ming Pottery Figure of a Popular God, Probably from a Kiln in North China, 16th or Early 17th Century. This Partially Glazed Moulded Ming Pottery Figure Depicts a God Wearing the Hat and Robes of an Official, with Dragon Design. The Face and Hands Were Left Unglazed as they Would Have Been Cold-Painted (Decorated with unfired pigment). It was exhibited in the “Chinese Exhibition” in Manchester 1936 (see Provenance). Figures of this type representing gods would have been used in a family shrine or alter, often in connection with other objects such as censers, models of other gods as well as flower vases.


Very good, the tablet he is holding has a small chip, minor flakes to the unglazed surface on the back of the figure.
Height : 28.8 cm ( 11 1/3 inches).
Exhibited at the Chinese Exhibition Manchester 1936 and presumably published in the catalogue. Label inside the figure "Chinese Exhibition Manchester 1936, Art Gallery 6635". The second part of the label, "Art Gallery 6635" is written by hand on the printed label. R & G McPherson Antiques, stock number 21763. A Private Belgium Collection of Oriental Ceramics and Works of Art.
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