This seated famille verte porcelain figure on a hexagonal base represents one of the Eight Daoist Immortals, Li Tieguai. He is identified by his ragged beggar’s appearance, unshaven face, dark skin and iron crutch – which he once held in his left hand. He is dressed in a black robe decorated with plum blossom and wears trousers, tied at the ankles. The base is painted with a central roundel and diaper design on the front three faces and with a chime flanked by two flower heads at the back. Originally it would have belonged to a set of eight figures.

An00010227 001 l


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plum blossom, deity
glazed, painted


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Kangxi, reign, Qing dynasty

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