Box for brushes decorated with figures of Immortals

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Box for brushes decorated with figures of Immortals
The outer walls of this Arita box are adorned with a band depicting the Immortals with the following attributes: a stick, scrolls, a pilgrim’s cane, a frog and a bottle of double gourd. One of the Immortals (Zhongli Quan) flies a crane, while another (Li Tieguai) pours an elixir from his bottle onto a dead bird. He Xiangu, the only woman among the Eight Immortals, holds a lotus bud close to her heart. The inner wall is decorated with a band of clouds. (See Filip Suchomel – Marcela Suchomelová, Mistrovská díla japonského porcelánu, Praha 1997, p. 164.)
measurements: height 10 cm
depth 10,8 cm
material: Porcelain
technique: Painted in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze red, green, blue, purple, black enamels and gold, greyish crackled glaze, unglazed bottom
inventory number: Vu 2923
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art