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Chinese Blanc de Chine Eight Immortals

AGE: – Unknown no markings
CONSTRUCTION: – blanc de Chine porcelain
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Blanc de Chine Eight Immortals – good condition in glass case

HEIGHT: – Range from 10cm to 14cm
WEIGHT:– 3.3 kg. Excluding glass case
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Chinese Blanc De Chine Figures of Eight Immortals such as these are often depicted in Chinese literature and mythology and are often seen on Chinese Ceramics, carvings, paintings and Chinese temples, they are venerated among the Daoist Chinese throughout south East Asia and China.

Chinese Blanc de Chine Eight Immortals

Representations of the Eight Immortals are:

Li T’ieh-kuai
LI TieGuai
“Iron-crutch Li”, who always carries a crutch and a gourd; he is the emblem of the sick.
Chungli Ch’uan
Zhongli Quan
Usually shown with a fan; he represents the military man
Lan Ts’ai-ho
LAN CaiHe
The strolling singer, either a woman or a young boy, shown with a flower-basket; patron deity of florist.
Chang Kuo-lao
ZHANG GuoLao
Said to have lived in the 7-th or early 8-th century, shown as a rule with his mule, and carrying a bamboo tube-drum with iron sticks; he is the emblem of old men.
Ho Hsien-ku
HE XianGu
A woman, said to have lived in the late 7-th century, shown with a lotus blossom or flower basket, and occasionally with a peach and sheng reed-organ.
Lu Tung-pin
LU DongBin
Born c. 755 AD, died 805 AD, shown with a fly-whisker, is dressed as a scholar, and honored as such. He also had a magic sword with which he performed freak feats, for which reason he is also the patron deity of barbers.
Han Hsiang-tzu
HAN XiangZi
Said to be the nephew of the Tang Dynasty statesman and scholar Han Yu, is often shown with a flute, and patron deity of musicians.
Ts’ao Kuo-ch’iu
CAO GuoJiu
Said to have been connected with the Sung Imperial family, and is generally shown with castanets or a jade tablet of admission to court; patron deity of actors.

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