This porcelain scholar with his ruyi has rather different colors. The base he stands upon has fanciful rocks in hot pink, blue and yellow. The clothing is truly lovely, with a great design on the green background, and a very controlled impressed design on the blue and the rose colored backgrounds. The ruyi signifies authority and power. The scholar has his other arm bent and holding something behind him. I am not sure of what it represents. All told, a beautiful and interesting collectible.
Country of Origin: China.
Size: 10 1/2" tall.
Markings: Incised "China" on bottom.
Condition: Very Good. A few rubs on the hat. The fingernails holding the ruyi look like they may have had a bit more red originally.
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