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Chinese Glazed Biscuit Porcelain Figure of Shoulao

Kangxi period

Description

Daoist god of Longevity,
Finely modeled and posed standing and
holding a scroll.  The figure is dressed in an
elaborate yellow and green robe decorated
with floral designs, Shou characters (for Long
Life) and auspicious symbols.
Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722
Height: 9 ¼ inches (23.5 cm.)
Ex: Private American Collection
Ex: English Collection
Similar and related examples: the Victoria &
Albert Museum (Salting Collection) and Taft Collection,
Cincinnati; and former Goldschmidt Collection, Berlin.

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