A large porcelain and enamel Fuxing figure of the Famille rose, Guangxu / Republic period. Workshop sealmark. Very good condition except for small enamel frits on the belt and the tip of the ruyi head. Holes were naturally made by the potter during the manufacture of the object to receive false mustaches and beards as well as ribbons.
The "Sanxing" ("Three stars") are three deities of ancient China represented respectively by Fu, the god of Luck and Happiness, Lu, the god of honor and wealth, and Shou, the god of longevity.
The present figure represents Fu, the god of Happiness, recognizable by his Ruyi scepter and his red and gold dress, so he is dressed as a high-ranking mandarin with a dragon on his robe.
These representations of Chinese Taoist folklore, intended above all for the domestic market for specimens welcome and signed with a beautiful workshop sealmark, as is the case here, developed especially between 1900 and the first third of the 20th century, with however a clear decline in quality over the last years of the Republic (1912-1939). This example is distinguished by its very large size and the very good quality of its enamels which place its manufacture between the end of the Qing and the beginning of the Chinese Republic, probably around 1910/1915.
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