This elder is known in Japanese as Jurojin and the way he is depicted symbolizes luck, wisdom, and longevity. He is typically found with a craggy looking staff, a scroll and a deer as he is in this figure. Most will think this a Chinese figure, but he is in fact Japanese Kutani.
Beautifully rendered and in a quite rare shade of yellow/ochre, he is in excellent condition and stands approx. 11" high. His face and hands are in a matte finish while all the colored areas are a gloss glaze.
There is an incised signature on the base.
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