Vintage Pair of Chinese Ceramic Monks

PRESENTING A LOVELY Vintage Pair of Chinese Ceramic Monks.

20th Century, circa 1960-80.

One Monk or Courteneer has a blue tunic with beard, hat and beautifully hand decorated front and back.

The other one is dressed in an brown tunic, with yellow and green head covering and again, beautifully hand decorated front and back.

Not marked but very good condition.

Nice size being 9.75″ Tall.

VERY DECORATIVE PAIR OF FIGURINES !

Chinese ceramics show a continuous development since pre-dynastic times and are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally. The first pottery was made during the Palaeolithic era. Chinese ceramics range from construction materials such as bricks and tiles, to hand-built pottery vessels fired in bonfires or kilns, to the sophisticated Chinese porcelain wares made for the imperial court and for export. Porcelain was a Chinese invention and is so identified with China that it is still called “china” in everyday English usage.

A Ming dynasty blue-and-white porcelain dish with a dragon

Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus few names of individual potters were recorded. Many of the most important kiln workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of Chinese export porcelain were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date, initially to East Asia and the Islamic world, and then from around the 16th century to Europe. Chinese ceramics have had an enormous influence on other ceramic traditions in these areas.

Yaozhou wareceladon bowl, Song dynasty, 10th-11th century.

Increasingly over their long history, Chinese ceramics can be classified between those made for the imperial court, either to use or distribute, those made for a discriminating Chinese market, and those for popular Chinese markets or for export. Some types of wares were also made only or mainly for special uses such as burial in tombs, or for use on altars.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_ceramics


Vintage Pair of Chinese Ceramic Monks .

Provenance: From a Wealthy Dallas Estate.

Condition: Near Mint. 

Dimensions: Each is 9.75″ Tall, 3.5″ Wide and 2.5″ Deep

SOLD

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