This wonderful famille rose polychrome enamelled figure of a scholar in colorful robes holding a scroll is Republican in period and stamped Wei Hong Tai Zao 魏洪泰造 and CHINA on the base. A number of figurines with this artist's stamp, about half of which were representations of the Buddha, have appeared at major auctions over the years and all demonstrate the same lively characterization and excellent attention to detail.
On the base appears to be the remnants of a jianding seal, signifying legal export from the PRC along with confirmation, usually, that the piece is of the Republic period or not much earlier.
Height: approx 6 7/8" high ( approx 17.5 cms ). Condition: some minor wear to the colors in places; otherwise no damage, restoration or repair that we can spot.
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Chinese Porcelain Famille Rose Figurine Republic Signed Wei Hongtai Zao 魏洪泰造 Scholar Figure