Chinese collection

Item LL 6134

Accession no: LL 6134
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of K'uei Hsing (Kui Xing)
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 32.1 cm

Description: Figure of K'uei Hsing (Kui Xing), the demon-god of Literature, standing on the head of a fish dragon emerging from waves. In his right hand is a brush which is broken and an inkstone in his left hand. Porcelain with coloured glazes, the flesh tints pale aubergine, and the robes yellow, green, and white; the dragon’s head and base coloured to match. Unglazed beneath.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 312. M. Medley, “Chinese Art in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight”. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Vol. 44 (1979-1980), 1981, p. 9, Plate 9.