June 17, 2021 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


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Chinese Porcelain Fuxing Figural Group

finely enameled polychrome decorated porcelain figure depicting the deity Fuxing, embodiment of fortune and happiness, dressed in elaborately decorated robes, carrying a scroll, and riding atop a foo dog, approximately 12-1/2 x 9 x 5 in.; with carved wood stand, 1-3/4 x 10 x 7-1/4 in.

Note: Fuxing (also referred to as "Fu") is one of the Sanxing, a group of deities in Chinese folk religion and mythology who preside over the stars/astrological bodies Jupiter, Ursa Major, and Canopus. The other two deities being Luxing and Shouxing, the three are referred to collectively as Fulushou and are revered as the embodiments of Fortune, Prosperity, and Longevity. Fuxing is traditionally depicted wearing scholar's robes with a scroll in hand, and is also frequently shown holding a child. 

Provenance:Estate of the Late Janet N. and Clarence L. Adams, Jr., Raleigh, North Carolina

Condition:

surface dirt layer and accretion, putty on feet for securing piece to stand, other light scratches and minor losses to decoration, Fuxing with small chips to sleeve of robe, beard, hat, scroll, fingers, and foot, foo dog with repair to tip of one ear; stand with putty accretion, surface dirt layer and accretion, minor scratches and wear

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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