Yixing Clay "Jin Chan King" Tea Mascot Statue for Gong Fu Cha
Jin Chan (金蟾) is a mythological creature which is three-legged and spits up gold and other forms of wealth. It is thought that when offerings are made to the Jin Chan the roof under which he resides will experience a meteoric rise in wealth and good fortune. It's perhaps the most common tea mascot which adorns tea tables in China. Offer the Jin Chan the gift of bathing his body in tea water now and again, and see if it results in good fortune!
This Jin Chan King 金蟾王 is made from high quality fine granularity clay from Yixing. It's heavy and very finely detailed. Alot of hand-work went into creating this lovely (terrible) creature!
15cm from mouth to tail, 9cm at widest point, and 5cm tall.