Group of four (4) Chinese partial glazed Ming Sancai tileworks figures depicting court attendants. Each holding one object in hand and having unglazed heads with traces of old pigment. Fitted with later paper and silk stands and silk covered storage boxes. Figures – 7 1/4" H, 8" H w/ stand. Ming period. Provenance: East Tennessee collection, by descent from Edwin V. Hill, M.D., deceased 1969. Dr. Hill was a faculty member of Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools and served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army. He collected Asian arts during his military tour in the Far East theatre, including China and Japan, prior to 1964. CONDITION: All figures with some glaze wear/loss. One figure with moderate glaze loss to lower section and old break to one corner. One figure with break to neck, head not attached to body, old repaired break to object in hand.
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