Mingqi - Terracotta - A Large Painted Pottery Figure of a Fat Lady, TL - High 40 cm. - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Description
Mingqi - Terracotta - A Large Painted Pottery Figure of a Fat Lady, TL - High 40 cm. - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Very good condition, see description - 40×0×0 cm

Fired in antiquity!!! Antique and Genuine item!!!

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Outstanding pottery "mingqi" Fat Lady, High 40cm.
With the original colours! (very important for this type of pottery figure regarding their quality)

The elegant figure wearing full-sleeved voluminous robe falling in sweeping folds down to the sharped plinths, with her hands folded at the waist and concealed under the sleeves. The finely round face with penciled eyes, thin nose and small pursed lips in a benign expression. The lady dressed in an elaborate coiffure surmounted by a topknot, with extensive remains of white slip and red and black pigment remaining on the robe, the cheeks highlighted in pink.

Note: A Certificate of Authenticity from Becker Antiques (antique dealers since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.

All items legal to buy/sell under The Netherlands covering cultural patrimony, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the items.

Provenance: Dutch private collection.

Figures of this type have been excavated from Tang tombs in the area of the Tang capital, Changan, near present-day Xian.

Compare the slightly large court lady in the Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, which has similar scattered flower-heads on her robes.

Important information.
The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot.
It will be professionally packed and safely send in a wooden crate by FedEx.
Buyers are responsible for import regulation and restrictions of their own country

About us

Becker Antiques is one of the most leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, incompatible service and worldwide expertise. Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Oud-Zoud, in a magnificent five-floor townhouse build 1891, at a few minutes from “Rijksmuseum” (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous “Royal Concertgebouw”.
Becker Antiques main field covers ceramics – pottery funerary figures (dated from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art – concerns objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
For the last 50 years we have been selling antiques to museums, private collectors and dealers all over the world.

The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this object(s). The seller will take care that any necessary permits will be arranged. The seller will inform the buyer about this if this takes more than a few days.

Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as, an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.


Lot details
Object
Mingqi
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Terracotta
Period
Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Region/ Country of origin
China
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
A Large Painted Pottery Figure of a Fat Lady, TL - High 40 cm.
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
40×0×0 cm
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