At first I thought this blanc de chine statue probably represented one of the 3 star gods - Lu - God of prosperity, rank and Influence. However, after some research I believe this is the god of literature Wen Chang. He is sitting down with an object in his right hand and a book in his left hand - appearing deep in meditation. Wen Chang is usually depicted with a book in his hand and this is why I believe this is a blanc de chine statue of Wen Chang and not Lu, the god of prosperity. He is about 9 1/2 inches tall. I see no chips, cracks or repairs. This item probably is from the mid 1950's.
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Item ID: T345
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