Figure of Shou Lao with stand

LL 6767


Figure of Shou Lao, god of Long Life, with protuberant forehead, holding a peach in his left hand and scroll in his right. Painted in famille rose enamles: the robes richly brocaded with dragon medallions, enclosing shou (longevity) characters, in a yellow ground with gourd-vine and bats in colour. He is believed to have lived for 1,000 years, married 19 women and outlived 54 sons.