Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain figure moulded in the form of a scholar official seated on a blue-green plinth and reading calligraphy from a scroll. The bearded and smiling figure is dressed in an elaborate yellow ground robe covered in famille verte enamel phoenix bird roundels surrounded by leafy fruit and floral sprays. His shaved head and hair style are typical of the early Qing period. The flat base is unglazed. 5 5/8” high. 19th century or earlier. Very well modeled with nice facial features. There is an old, repair to the right hand which is visible if carefully examined with a loop. The tip of the thumb on the left hand is missing (see enlargements 8 and 9). This figure is from an old Scottsdale, Arizona collection.