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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.402

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-tone glaze. There is open-work trellis and relief medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals on horseback in biscuit on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 44 millimetres
    • Diameter: 72 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A402

    Cup with the Eight Daoist Immortals


    This porcelain cup is carefully carved to reveal an openwork design. In each roundel are applied biscuit figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals in horseback visiting Shoulao, the god of longevity. Bowl with the Eight Immortals visiting Shoulao. The Eight Immortals are a combination of male and female historical and legendary figures, each identified by different costume and attributes. For example Zhong Liquan is recognised by his top knots and fan, and Li Tieguai has a ‘grotesque’ face, walks with a crutch and carries a gourd.


    Porcelain with openwork design, clear glaze and applied decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.36, no.76 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc44/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.402

White porcelain bowl. Decorated with open-work trellis and relief medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals on horseback in biscuit. Covered with blue-toned glaze.

White porcelain bowl. Decorated with open-work trellis and relief medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals on horseback in biscuit. Covered with blue-toned glaze.

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