Unknown Artist

Vase decorated with figure of Shoulao

Location
Not on display
Further information

This vase depicts Shoulao the star God of Longevity carrying two of his attributes, a staff and peaches. The mark on the base of the vase refers to a palace in Beijing occupied by General Yuan Shikai from about 1912.

Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Imperial Chinese Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980, p.41.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Republic 1912–1949
Year
1910s
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with iron red, grey and gold enamels
Dimensions
6.0 cm diam. of mouth; 19.2 x 11.7 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
219.1983