The head of an old man, most probably a court official, showing great presence and character. The piece is made of solid terracotta and retains much of its original gilding, visible on the court headdress. The head alone measures 4-1/2 (12cm) in height, not including the (hand-forged) metal spike/prong that extends from the base and which would have served to fasten the head to the rest of the body.
Most of the horsehair beard survives. Please note: the solid brass base visible in some of the photos is not included in the price. As with every item I sell, authenticity is absolutely guaranteed. The item "MING DYNASTY ANTIQUE CHINESE GILT SCULPTURE OLD MAN FACE" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues".
The seller is "oldbailey13" and is located in Millburn, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.