Early 18th Century Chinese biscuit porcelain figure of the immortal Shou Lao seated on his deer and with his staff as a jos stick holder. Made at the end of the Emperor Kangxi beginning of Yongzheng’s reign.
The immortal Shou Lao was the god associated with Longevity and his domed forehead represents cumulative wisdom. He is a popular symbol for birthdays and celebrations
When Shou Lao is with a deer as his companion it is not only for longevity, wisdom but also for happiness and success in high office.
A very good figure with excellent colour and modelling