15 September 2016
AN UNUSUAL SET OF CELADON-GLAZED PORCELAIN FIGURES OF THE EIGHT DAOIST IMMORTALS
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
The Eight Daoist Immortals are all shown standing on rock formations and wearing wearing long, loose robes belted at the waist, all holding their various attributes and covered with a glaze of greenish-olive tone, with their heads colored to imitate the effect of biscuit fired to a dark tone.
The tallest 7 7/8 in. (19.9 cm.) high
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1908 (Rogers Fund).
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