13 November 2003
A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE VASE
Enamelled on the slightly tapering cylindrical body with Shoulao beside his deer seated on rockwork holding a peach in his hand and conversing with two further Daoist Immortals below bats in flight, three boys standing before them, the waisted flaring neck with bamboo, lingzhi and cloud scrolls, body crack
17 in. (43 cm.) high
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This vase depicts the three Daoist Star Gods of Happiness (Fuxing), Longevity (Shoulao) and Rank (Luxing). Peaches, lingzhi fungus and deer are symbols of longevity; bats are symbols of happiness.
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