The mustached man is sitting on a drum stool and wearing festive attire with and a small coolie hat that is tilting to the side. He is playing a lute, a so-called pipa with a curved neck made in the shape of a Ruyi scepter head.
Weight: 772 grams
Dimensions: 29 cm height
Condition: very good optical appearance, the head has been reattached and there is a small chip to the hem above his stretched-out foot
Provenance: from an American private collection
Auction result comparison: for comparable Cizhou painted figures of the Ming Dynasty see Bonhams, ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 15 Nov 2011, SAN FRANCISCO, lot 3319 or Christie’s, The Art of Asia, Online, 29 November - 8 December 2016, Lot 71.
中國， 明代 (1368-1644)
重量： 772 克