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Chinese Verte Glazed Biscuit Porcelain Figure of the Daoist Immortal Fuxing

Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722


Finely modeled in the full round and posed standing with one foot forward and holding a tray that supports a young boy. Dressed in an elaborate long robe tied at the waist and peaked hat. Fuxing was one of the Daoist Star gods, and in this example is meant to convey good fortune and wish for sons.
Height: 9 inches (22.8 cm.)

Similar examples in varying guises: George Davies Collection, a private American Collection, Metropolitan Museum, of Art, and two in the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Caspary/ Gow Collection).


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