Chinese carving of an old man carrying a fish . Well carved with porcelain eyes. Dating from of the first half of the last century, in good condition apart from a small part of the robe has broken off and is missing. // In China fisherman statues are believed to attract wealth and prosperity. According to Bagua, the fisherman is placed in the southeast corner of the home. Fishermen and water are symbols of strength, wealth, and positive energy, so it's amazing to have them simultaneously. The fisherman is a symbol of the satisfaction of getting what you want and thus increases the prosperity around you. It uses the power of water and fish to get maximum results.