The boys depicted each looking directly forwards and standing on a base with curling waves carved in the deepest possible relief. Both are wearing elegant garments and once likely held a lotus pod or a vase in both hands.
Boys were always strongly favored in Chinese society, and pairs of laughing boys carrying lotus pots are known as hehe erxian or the Twin Immortals of Harmony. They were the patron deities of Chinese merchants and particularly of potters, and frequently accompany Cai Shen, the God of Wealth.
Weight: 637.5 and 581 grams
Dimensions: Height 24.5 cm each
Condition: Well preserved original gilding and lacquer coating with no restoration whatsoever; some minor losses, chipping and wear.
Provenance: Important Austrian private collection, acquired in China before 1950. Old labels and inscriptions to bottom.
重量： 637.5 與 581 克
尺寸： 高24.5 厘米 each