Ming dynasty terracotta courtyard house

Apr 01, 2018. 07:17 UTC
Ming Dynasty Terracotta Courtyard house
Maureen
Australia

Category
Asian art

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

Terracotta - Height varying up to 31.5cm x Width 87cm x Depth: 63cm x Weight 44.35 kg.

Provenance

Antique market Singapore 1972

$3,000 - $5,000 (Australian Dollar)
Answered within 1 day
Apr 02, 19:36 UTC
By Klaus

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a glazed terracotta funerary architectural model of a chinese house. Mingqi 明器 are burial artefacts made to ensure that the deceased can live the same kind of lifestyle in this part of his or her existence or nonexistence. Funerary objects were not very much favored at auctions recently, but this particular model of a traditional chinese house is quite extraordinary. If you can provide a provenance, it should possibly fetch the high estimate at auction.

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