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Porcelain bowl with straight openwork sides. Relief and underglaze blue with band of applied biscuit figures of Shou Lao and other immortals, with lattice openwork. Base glazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 49 millimetres
- Diameter: 97 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with the Eight Immortals and 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. They are here shown visiting Shoulao, the god of longevity.
Porcelain with openwork, applied biscuit and underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1573–1620
Margaret Medley 1975, records: From the S. E. Kennedy Collection. PDF card: S. E. Kennedy Collection
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Object reference number: RRC39525
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