They are 9 ¼ inches tall and 5 ½ inches wide measured from the base. The Three Star Gods, forming the Daoist triad of happiness, prosperity and longevity. And is thought to date back to the Ming dynasty, when Fuxing, Luxing and Shouxing were considered to be personified deities of these attributes. The Three Stars of Wealth, Status and Longevity (fu lu shou sanxing) are three very popular deities that can be found almost in any place where Chinese communities live. The Three Stars (sanxing) are also called the "Three-Star Door-Gods" sanxing menshen , see Door-Gods.The trinity consists of the God or "Star" of Wealth (fushen , fuxing), the God of Status (lushen , luxing), and the God of Longevity (shoushen , shouxing). The God of Longevity is shown as an old man, and therefore also called Shouxing lao'er. The figure of the God of Longevity shows him as an old man, with a tall head, long ears and a long beard, but with the face of a young man. He is commonly holding a stick of peach wood. The God or "Star" of Wealth (fushen , fuxing). Is shown in the robes of a state official, in red colour and embroidered with dragons, and adorned with a jade chain. He holds a large ruyi scepter in his hands and wears courtly shoes. His face is bright and happy, and he has a long beard. The God of Status deity lives which regulates access to state offices. The term lu actually means "register" (same as), meaning the list of state officials who were to be salaried.
He God of Status is shown in the robes of a ministerial vice director (yuanwailang), with a peony blossom on his head, symbolizing wealth. The improved enamel glazes of early Qing Dynasty being fired at a higher temperature also acquired a more brilliant look than those of the Ming Dynasty. During the Qing Dynasty, potters began using bright colors to adorn plates and vases with meticulously painted scenes. Porcelain ceramicists continued developing five-colored ware by applying a variety of underglaze pigments to floral, landscape, and figurative scenes - a style which was (and is) highly sought-after in the West.
The development of fencai enamel was one of the most significant technical contributions made to ceramics during the Qing period. Since the colors appeared softer than those of five-colored wares, fencai is also known as soft color?? The new opaque colors enabled painters to blend tints to create a multitude of shades and hues. Fencai enamel was first introduced in the Kangxi period, and its production reached a mature stage in the Yongzheng era. As the improved fencai enamels had a wider range of colors and each could be applied in a variety of tones, they could be used to depict some of the highly complicated pictorial compositions of flower and plant forms, figures, and even insects.
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