blanc-de-Chine Taoist Immortal; holding a double gourd and resting on crutch; rectangular plinth molded with heart shaped panels

Figure of Li Tieguai, a Daoist Immortal, c. 1752

Unknown artist, expand_more

Porcelainexpand_more

Gift of Leo A. and Doris Hodroffexpand_more  99.217.413

Figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals were popular in Europe as exotic ornaments and novelties, which allowed the Chinese to sell them to both eastern and western markets without alteration into the 19th century. The western term for these delicately modeled, undecorated figures is [i]blanc-de-chine[i], a reference to their white or greyish glaze.

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Figure of Li Tieguai, a Daoist Immortal
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99.217.413
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blanc-de-Chine Taoist Immortal; holding a double gourd and resting on crutch; rectangular plinth molded with heart shaped panels