Fine and Rare Chinese Verte Glazed Biscuit Porcelain Figure of Cai Shenyi

Kangxi period

Description

Daoist god of Wealth.
Dramatically posed seated upon a throne with tiger at his feet and with right arm raised.  He holds an n ingot in his left hand.    Dressed in an elaborate robe and wearing a distinguishing hat.  All finely decorated in deep colored enamels.
His face is finely modeled.  He holds an ingot in his hand
Kangxi period, ca: late 17th century
Height: 9 ¼ inches
Ex Collection: Ernest Raphael (English collector, early/ mid 1900’s)
Ex Collection: Arthur Crick, England

 

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