Saikō-Kutani Ceramic Figure
This is a Saikō-Kutani Ceramic piece which appears to be Jurojin, the personification of the southern polar star. He has Chinese Daoist origins and is one of the Japanese seven gods of good fortune popular in the Edo period.
The Kutani mark makes it almost certainly Japanese. Kutani ware (九谷焼, Kutani-yaki) is a style of Japanese porcelain traditionally supposed to be from Kutani, now a part of Kaga, Ishikawa, in the former Kaga Province. It is divided into two phases: Ko-Kutani (old Kutani), from the 17th and early 18th centuries, and Saikō-Kutani from the revived production in the 19th century.