Hand Painted
Ships from: USA

 This artwork is
100% hand-painted.

Typical Gallery Price: $60.00

Your Price: $29.00

Saint of Prosperity
Wall Scroll

Saint of Prosperity - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 43.7cm x 67cm  ≈  17¼" x 26¼"

Silk/Brocade: 52.7cm x 123cm  ≈  20¾" x 48½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 61.7cm  ≈  24¼"

Information about caring for your wall scroll
What a red ghost can look like

This wall scroll is discounted because of an almost invisible red ghost.

If you are wondering, red ghost refers to a red shadow of the artist's red signature stamp. This is sometimes transfer from a previous painting which happens when the artist signs all of his work at the same time and piles up the paintings before the red ink is dry. It's more common than I would like, and it costs me a lot of money - but I am picky about quality, so my loss is your gain.

This is a God of Prosperity or Prosperity Saint of China.

Saint of Prosperity - Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

His formal name is Lu Shen (Prosperity Saint).

This item was listed or modified
Mar 11th, 2014

Printer-Friendly Version

Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my fortune cookie?

So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.

Typical Gallery Price: $60.00

Your Price: $29.00