GREEN AND BROWN GLAZED MINIATURE THRONE CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 1368-1644. H. 17.8 CMS, 7 INS L. 34 CMS, 13 ½ INS D. 20.6 CMS, 8 1/8 INS A ceramic miniature throne, fired and glazed with bottle green and amber glazes. Miniature clay models of furniture such as this were made for use in the afterlife and were buried in the tomb as substitutes for the real article, thus honouring the ancestors involved making provision for their every need. The bulk of this furniture was made of clay, rarely of wood. Provenance: A&J Speelman Ltd. Price: £500