Tudi seated on a throne with feet on a foot stool wearing an official hat, his hand clasped beneath long flowing robes, the toes of his shoes in the form of a ruyi-head, covered in a white glaze with bluish tone.

7 3/8 inches, 18.8 cm high.

Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.


  • From an American private collection.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2014, no, 28, p.56.
  • A similar figure, in the National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark, is illustrated by P. J. Donnelly in Blanc de Chine, pl. 102A; another is illustrated by Chen Cunxi, C. T. Yeung and Zeng Fan in Dehua Wares, Jointly Presented by the Fujian Provincial Museum and the Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, 1990, no. 120, p. 130. Tudi is the god of the earth.


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