Condition: Excellent

Chinese Shiwan (Shekwan) Ware: MudMan with Staff and Peach | 1890-1919

One of the eight immortals, Li Tie Guai with his staff, who has a reputation for benevolence is depicted as a beggar in finely glaze soft green and brown. He is holding the Peach of Immortality. Early 20th/c. Good details and color, no chips, repairs or crazing. Dimensions: 2 ¼”w x 6”h (5.7cm x 15.2cm). This and other such pieces are identified and dated by the impressed mark, (older pieces had no marks). The piece has the impressed stamp of Huo Jin, and is marked, “CHINA”, on the bottom indicates this piece was made between 1890-1919, after which time the mark changed.

Note: This piece represents numerous small versions of sculptures and figures, such as the famous and life-like terracotta figures made during this period. Shiwan ware typically include representations of government officials, acrobats, strongmen, religious figures, poets, musicians and commoners, many from the Qing Dynasty that reflected 2,000 years of imperial rule in China.

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