This is a very rare example of the legendary Chinese Antique Money Tree with a Monkey sat on the top and one of the signature items from our current pottery collection. It is widely regarded as the holy tree, bringing money and fortune to its owner as well as symbolising affluence, nobility and auspiciousness. The adoration of the money trees can be traced back to the Han Dynasty as with certified date of this item.
Money trees are decorated magical creatures and immortals including the sun bird, the moon toad, the deer who finds the main ingredient for the elixir of immortality, and the clever monkey who steals the elixir.
The result of thermoluminescence test certificate by Oxford Authentication Ltd of this Chinese Work of Art is consistent with the above dating.