Chinese Bronze Figure of the Wise Man, Fu Lou Shou - Deity of Longevity, With Wood Stand
Fu Lu Shou (福禄寿): Alternative known as the Three Stars or San Xing
Fine cast bronze carving of the God of Longevity, holding his gnarled staff and his symbolic Longevity peach. The figure is nicely patinated, hues of green, verdigris and dark gray.
The draping robe especially nice with all its attention to detail and swirls.
A nice decorative piece for the home or office, full of positive symbolism.
Comes with its' own carved wood stand.
H 12.5" on stand, W5", D4". approx.
Peaches in China symbolize immortality (thanks to the goddess Xiwangmu and her peach tree that only bore fruit every three millennia) and "nine" and "a long time" are homophones, so this design represents longevity and timelessness.