Large Chinese Shiwan Figure of Li, One of the Eight Chinese Immortals, Signed 19"
Take a minute to carefully look at this skilfully created piece of ceramic work. Intricate detailing of the highest quality of one of the 8 Immortals in Chinese Mythology. This figure is of Li Tieguai, the beggar who is described as irascible and ill-tempered, also benevolent as well as a being a kindly scholar - a real character! With amazing eyebrows!
The detail of the clay sculpture from the edges of glazed red pomegranate robe down to the sandals on his feet and his imploring facial features are amazing. He proffers an auspicious double gourd in his right hand. The figure is so striking and so full of character and detail, we are not sure that pictures will ever do him justice.
These sizeable high quality pieces are getting harder to find and are very collectable - especially figures with the artisans seal/hallmark on the inside.
Weight approx. 10lbs.
Dimensions : 9ʺW × 6ʺD × 19ʺH