Early marketing: This woman models coffin accessories. The rings dangling from her hat are from coffin robes and could also be used as less expensive handles. Hanging on her dress are coffin chains and a full-sized frame to indicate that this coffin maker also made frames. She wears two coffin plates, one around her neck and the other on her chest flanked between two coffin handles. Coffin plates were often inscribed with genealogical information and then removed and passed on to the family.
MING DYNASTY POTTER FIGURE: Monkey King. Extremely rare, Chinese early Ming Dynasty Chenghua Period, 15th Century Imperial porcelain bowl; the exterior with underglaze copper red design of two writhing dragons amid clouds, with lappets around the foot; D: 6 5/8"