Takahashi Dohachi, (attr. III), a pair of okimono of Kanzan and Jittoku. A porcelain group of legendary figures from China’s Tang Dynasty, Hanshan and Shide (in Japanese, Kanzan and Jittoku), by famous Kyoto pottery lineage Takahashi Dohachi. The pair’s clothing is decorated in underglaze blue with auspicious vegetal motifs including banana foliage, magnolia, bamboo, finger citron, orchid, peach, plum blossom and pomegranate. Mark: Six character mark within a double lined rectangular cartouche “Kachutei Dohachi Zo” to the reverse of each figure. Origin: Kyoto, Japan. Period: 19th Century. Size: standing Jittoku 23cm high, 14cm wide. Seated Kanzan 15cm high, 15.5cm wide. Condition: standing Jittoku with damage to the fingers of the outstretched hand, and to the tip of the broom. The seated Kanzan in fine condition.