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Chinese Vintage Oriental Three Monkey Ceramic Figures Set Do No Evil cs5210S

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This is a set of three monkey ceramic figures displaying one of the phrases of the " Analects of Confucius ". " Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety ". The modern expression is " see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil ". They are in gray based color with color details on the body. 

Dimensions: w8" x d10" x h13.5" each
Origin: China
Material: Ceramic
Condition: hand made, vintage finish marks, no crack, no damage.

Credit www.gotheborg.com: Mark on the bottom Reading from right to left the mark 有 閒 居 (監) 製) read You Xian Ju Jianzhi. The two characters You xian 有閒 when together means "Living alone" or "In retirement" why the combination is usually translated as "retreat". The two last characters Jian zhi means "Overseen and Produced (Make)". These marks are all applied onto modern porcelain related to United Wilson of Hong Kong. The porcelain most likely dates to the second half of the 20th century.


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