Magnificent Vintage Chinese Ceramic Figure of 'Zhong Kui' Demon Vanquisher, Shiwan Pottery 18"
Impressive Chinese Shiwan pottery figure of Zhong Kui (钟馗醉酒). The detail in this mid 20th Century piece is incredible, the colours splendid especially the blue and turquoise, the pose intimidating.
Vanquisher of demons, Zhong Kui plays an important role as a mythological guardian figure, popular in Chinese art from as early as the Tang dynasty.
He holds a jade green Ruyi sceptre for power and fortune in his lower right hand and detachable fan with auspicious red bat resting on it in the other above the sword. A stylised blue dragon peeps out from under his right shoulder armour. A dragon adorns the front of his robe above green crashing waves.
Painstakingly hand made from a special clay - weight around 15lbs. In perfect condition and a very collectable piece of excellent quality - the finest workmanship.
Figures of this quality and size are now hard to find and increasingly sought by collectors. Measurements approximate. H18". Weight approx. 15lbs.
- Dimensions: 12ʺW × 12ʺD × 18ʺH