A beautiful hand painted pottery figure of a court lady. The young girl stands with her head tilted slightly to her left. Her face modeled with full, rosy cheeks and delicate features in a small mouth with cherry colored lips and long thin "willow-leaf" shaped brows, all set in a sweet expression below a simple chignon. Her hands clasped within the draped sleeves of long "embroidered" robes draped over her shoulders and falling to the feet exposing only the tips of her curled shoes. Beautiful pigments and fine depictions. This is a piece that was made by a master craftsman who also had a great understanding of pottery court ladies made in the Tang Dynasty. His exhibited superior craftsmanship and wonderful sense of artistry in this realistic rendition with his work on the girl's face being most extraordinary.