Antique Edo/Meiji Period 19C Japanese Kutani Statue Jittoku & Kanzan
3500 "Make us an offer" Listings/. Antique Edo/Meiji Period 19C Japanese Kutani Statue Jittoku & Kanzan. Large, lovely and very nicely made Kutani statues. It's a moulded porcelain statue with underglaze blue decoration, depicting the ancient Chinese mythical figure of Shide (Jittoku in Japanese) holding a broom. Jittoku's name literally means "the Foundling". Jittoku was a foster child in the care of a nearby Buddhist monastery, where he swept the kitchen floors as did other odd jobs. Normally Jittokuy paires with Kanzan. They wear simple, rough clothing, and are often depicted with odd facial features. As time passed, Kanzan (Hanshan) and Jittoku (Shide) gradually became associated with the Wagô (He-he) Twins in the minds of many Chinese. In Japan, Kanzan came to be regarded as a local manifestation of theBodhisattva Monju, distinguished by his superior intellect and wisdom. That Kanzan was typically depicted reading or carrying scrolls of Buddhist sutras reinforced the impression of him as unusually wise. Likewise, Jittoku came to be regarded as a local manifestation of the Bodhisattva Fugen. Fugen is a Boddhisattva of compassionate wisdom. Jittoku would often bring left over food from the monastery kitchen to Kanzan, which may be one reason for the link with Fugen. Six character mark to the reverse reading "Kachutei Dohachi Zo".
Both undamaged, just some ware due to age. Size 135x145x130 and 210x125x90mm HeightXWideXDepth. We can not control this. For China (& rest of Asia) & US allow at least 2 to 3 weeks.
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- Type: Statues
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Japanese Style: Kutani
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Age: 1800-1900
- Original/Reproduction: Original