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

Kangxi period

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

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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