This group represents vintage mud men as commoners, (male and female) bearing a, “yoke”, carrying a peach, and coin or medallion, suspended from the ends of the yoke, using various combinations of glazing. These figurines features traditional glaze colors of blue, yellow, green, with accents in brown and black, details of the entire figure are finely rendered.
Condition: Very good: no chips or missing elements, repairs or crazing. Some pieces have an impressed stamp of “CHINA” on the bottom, and others have no markings. From our understanding, these pieces were made in China or Hong Kong for tourist export. Dimensions: standard sizes average 4-0”w x 4-1/4”h.
Please refer to our Discovery section for historical information on Shiwan Ceramics | Mud Figures, and our Book section, for out- of-print books for sale on the subject.
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