Antique Chinese porcelain figure of one of the Three Star Gods (Longevity, Prosperity, Happiness). This is the God of Longevity, or the Shou star, with wonderful and elaborate famille-rose enamel glaze of peaches and auspicious characters. The shoo star is said to have been in his mother’s womb for ten years before birth, at which time he was an old man. His face is accented with pierced through areas on his ears, nostrils, and facial hair. Included is a hardwood stand that has been carved to fit the base. 1875-1900 late Ching Dynasty, reign of Emperor Kwang-Hsu.
Size: 14.75″ height w/ stand, 13.5″ w/o stand, 4.5″ width