Condition: Great

Chinese Shiwan (Shekwan) Ware | Nymph with Flowers | 1919

Shown is a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden. This mud figure is extremely beautiful, for she is fully-glazed, with the exception of her elongated hands and face, and is seated holding a yellow basket, beautifully detailed, with a fish inside. She has a flower at the side of her hair, which flows down her back. Her robe is a multicolored glaze of green and blue; is trimmed in white, and she has a yellow ochre sash. She sits on a rock base, resumably by the sea, and there is an implied motion by one hand.

 Condition: The piece discretely shows a repair on her neck. Piece has the impressed stamp, “CHINA”, on the interior, indicating this it was made between 1890-1919. After that time, the mark changed. Dimensions: 3-1/2”w x 6-1/2”h (8.8cm x 16.5cm).

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