Excellent Chinese cameo glass vase having an inner layer of white glass overlaid with cobalt blue glass and carved with the symbols for Daoism, transmutation and happiness. Each symbol is the attribute of one of the Eight Immortals.
The double gourd which contains all magical medicines of Li Tieguai, the peach and fan, resurrects the dead, an attribute of Zhongli Quan who is chief of the eight immortals and represents the military man, the flower basket or sometimes a flute of Lan Caihe who is the patron of florists and pleasure, the bamboo drum and rods of Zhang Guo represents old age and longevity, the lotus of He Ziangu represents the Female Sage who gives assistance in house keeping, the sword of Lu Dongbin is the patron saint of scholars and barbers and is worshipped by the sick, the flute of Han Xiangxi is the patron saint of Musicians, and the castanets of Cao Guojiu - the patron saint of theater actors.
Measures approximately 10" tall x 5.8" diameter (widest). From an estate, having no damage or restoration. Weighs approximately 3 pounds before packing.
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