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Hou Xiansheng Fine-Grained Pottery
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Hou Xiansheng Fine-Grained Pottery

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Magnificent antique fine-grained pottery of Chinese Daoist immortal or "Toad Immortal" based upon Chinese Liu Hai a fable of the 10th-century regarding an alchemist who learned the secret of immortality from the Chan Chu or "Three-legged Money Toad" He is portrayed in disheveled garments and is always accompanied by a toad, who rests on his unkempt hair. Here he is portrayed holding a peach and a toad in his hands. Age: Meiji Period (1867-1912 AD). Size: 17"h x 8.75"d