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China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 57 
Porcelain incense burner, bombe form, painted in famille verte enamels and gilt with two scenes, one showing the God of longevity seated on a stag with ju-i and a boy attendant, receiving homage of the Eight Immortals; the other with the Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove. Matched with a contemporary stand and cover of wood carved in openwork.
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Height: 29.2 cm, Diameter: 24.8 cm
Object history note
The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove is a literary and convivial club which flourished about 275 A.D.
Incense burner, porcelain painted in famille verte enamels and gilt, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign period, 1662-1722
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Kangxi reign period
The Eight Immortals, here gathering around Shou Lao, can be recognised by their attributes: fan, sword and fly-whisk, gourd and crutch, flute, flower basket, fish drum, lotus and a pair of beaters.
Porcelain painted in coloured enamels
Jingdezhen kilns, south China
Museum no. Circ.326-1931 
East Asia Collection