21 March 2000
An Unusual Wucai Figure of Shoulao with a Deer
Ming Dynasty, Wanli
The god of Longevity shown seated atop a recumbent deer raised on an oval plinth painted with clouds and waves breaking against rocks, his right hand resting atop the deer's head, while holding a scroll in the left, his outer robe painted with clouds reserved on a ground of iron-red waves and with a square dragon badge on the back, and his long beard and brows painted in underglaze blue
17.3/8in. (44.1cm.) high
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London, Christie's, An Exhibition of Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, 2 - 14 June 1993, no. 30.
Another large wucai figure of Shoulao formerly in the collection of Edward T. Chow was later exhibited in the Min Chiu Society Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Selected Treasures of Chinese Art, 1990, no. 149.
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