Here is an interesting blanc de chine figural group. This item I believe is the base for the Doumu (taoist divinity- Tou-Mu). You can see a picture of a similar base in donnelly book (1969) figure 99A and also in John Ayers book blanc de chine divine images in porcelain. Tou Mu (doumo) is the 18th armed guanyin as known in the west. The inside appears to be hand pressed (hand molded).
This figural group stand about 6 inches tall and about 5 inches wide.
This piece has some imperfection but it is in good condition for its age and old Dehua porcelain are rare. The old tag pictured in the photo was from an auction in the 1930's and has recently been removed by one of my grand children.
Condition: 1. 3 chips on top stick (round part) 2. one of the dragons missing small part of tong. 3. the other dragon is missing antler tips. 4. fish has a chip to its tail. 5. Each guardian has bowl missing. 6. Base has firing crack but does go thru and this common on old Dehua pieces.
Any questions please email me.
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