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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
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 theÿSanxing,ÿa 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 asÿFulushouÿandÿare 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.ÿ
Provenance: Estate of the Late Janet N. and Clarence L. Adams, Jr., Raleigh, North Carolina
surface dirt layer and accretion,ÿputtyÿon feet for securing piece to stand,ÿother light scratches and minor losses to decoration, Fuxing withÿsmall chips to sleeveÿof robe, beard, hat, scroll, fingers, and foot, foo dog with repair to tip of one ear; stand withÿputtyÿaccretion, surface dirt layer and accretion, minor scratches and wear
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