This Warrior sits astride a Carp which is a symbol of wealth and abundance (partially
because of the similarity in the word "yu" for fish and "yu" for prosperity), and also because fish are extremely plentiful
in Chinese waters. It is also a sign of harmony and freedom, and an auspicious sign to avert evil. The Carp is
admired for its struggle against the current, and therefore signifies perseverance.
It was hand crafted by the Chinese artist, J. T. Ho, and shows the artist's "chop", or
signature. The figures are unique with subtle details and richly glazed colors, and finished to produce an aged appearance.
From the moment the green-ware has dried, until the fired clay is removed from the kiln, the Roof Tile is handworked at every
stage, thus each piece becomes an individual work of art so that no two are exactly alike.
The tile comes with a clear Lucite stand to which is it easily secured. The piece
can also be made into a stunning Roof Tile Lamp, or can be set in a frame for wall mounting. The well secured mounting
bolts allow for considerable versatility of display options.
A Bit of History:
"According to Chinese belief, the roof of a building belongs to the spirit world and acts
as a landing platform by the aid of which spirits can descend to and ascend from our world of Mankind on Earth. The
deep and underlying reason for roof decoration of buildings generally, and temples and palaces specifically, was to help this
communication with the celestial world in order to attract in return, good fortune, protection and blessings." ( Laszlo
Legeza, Arts of Asia Magazine, May-June,1982)
The mythology related to these figures is extensive, and there are a number of other Roof
Tiles available in this collection. These include various figures sitting atop dragons, birds (Phoenix & Crane),
a horse, fish, monkey and Foo Dog, as well as a figure of the Monkey King.
Ht. 14", W 13"
Depth of Base: 4 3/4"
Wt: 4 lbs.12 oz.
OUR GUARANTEE 0F SATISFACTION: You must be fully satisfied with this purchase on receipt
or your money back. No questions asked. You can return it within three days if not completely satisfied. The only conditions
are that an email authorization be obtained, and that the model is returned in its original condition and packaging, and insured
for its full value. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable.