Pair of Famille Verte Figures of Immortals
Pair of Famille Verte Figures of Immortals, China, 19th century, one depicting Shoulao, the deity of immortality, holding a wooden staff in one hand, the other possibly depicting Lan Caihe, holding a flower arrangement in one hand, both standing on table stand-form bases decorated with a "cracked ice" pattern and covered with a hanging, ht. 13 in.
Provenance: Descended through the family of Ames Nowell of Massachusetts.
One finger missing from each figure, chip to rear corner of one base, very minor loss to flower petals and headdress.
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