Here we are featuring a very rare, beautiful mud figure with layered tones, and well-defined coloring. It depicts a young woman sitting and holding a lotus flower. The variegated blue and green glazing is beautifully executed. The piece shows meticulous craftsmanship. Her fingers are very elongated, with wonderful delicate details of the folds on her robe, headdress, and traditional hairstyle. Earrings finish her wardrobe, and complement her elegant nature.
Condition: Excellent: no chips or missing elements, repairs or crazing. The piece has the impressed seal, “CHINA” on the bottom, and indicates it was made between 1890-1919, after which time the mark changed. Dimensions: 2-1/2”w x 5-3/4”h (6.35cm x 14.6cm).
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Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection