This seated famille verte porcelain figure on a hexagonal base represents a female immortal, probably one of the Eight Daoist Immortals- the androgynous Lan Caihe. She is usually identified by a basket of flowers which she carries but here whatever she carried in her left hand is broken off. She is dressed in a yellow robe, decorated with plum blossom, and her hair is tied in a chignon. The front of the base is painted with a central chrysanthemum flower head on a diaper ground and the back with a lozenge-shaped chime flanked by two flower heads. Originally it would have belonged to a set of eight figures.

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Made Of
Type of Thing
immortal, deity, plum blossom
painted, glazed


Acquired From
Franks, Augustus Wollaston to The British Museum
Lan Caihe
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Franks, Augustus Wollaston


Found In
Made In


Kangxi, reign, Qing dynasty

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