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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 72 millimetres
Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39296
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