20th. Century Chinese Shiwan Figure, the Mad Monk Ji Gong, Signed/Hallmarked
Very intricate and finely detailed Shiwan figure of the very highest quality - a very collectable piece as this level of workmanship in now very hard to find in perfect condition.
Ji Gong (濟公) or the Mad Monk, was a Buddhist monk and legendary folk hero that lived in Southern China during the Song Dynasty. This happy rascal is seated on a mossy tree limb, wearing ragged white trousers and sandals, shading his eyes from the sun whilst he holds an auspicious and lucky peach over his shoulder. He is in perfect condition and the figure is quite eye-catching as well as being a conversational piece. Do spend a little time looking at the detail. Signed/hallmarked on the underside of the tree by the regional artist/maker.
H10.5", W11", D6" approx., weight approx 5lbs.