A Chinese porcelain famille verte octagonal faceted tea caddy and cover, painted with four immortals, the wider sides with Lu Dongbin standing on a fish and Dongfang Shuo also on a fish holding his peach, the narrow sides with Han Xiangzi holding his flute and standing on a crab and He Xiangu standing on a shrimp holding her lotus branch, all above crested waves and between ribbon tied precious objects including a music stone, cornucopia and pen beneath a green ground floral band with flower reserves. The rim with traces of original gilt, the flat base unglazed.
4 1/8 inches, 10.5 cm high without cover (wood cover).
- Excellent condition, minute rim frit.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an old English private collection.