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ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE SOLID SILVER IMMORTAL FIGURES, FENG XIANG c.1880

19th Century Chinese silver statues set of three immortals on carved wooden stands depicting; two figures of He Xiangu, standing with a vase in hand and other with peaches, He Xiangu translates as "Immortal Woman He" is the only female deity among the eeight Immortals figures in Daoism. She is often described as a morally pure woman, an ideal daughter, and a selfless seeker after spiritual freedom. In iconography, she is typically pictured bearing a lotus flower or a peach (of immortality). The other figure is of Shoulao, the immortal of longevity, holding out in one hand his magical peach and in his other a detachable dragon-topped gnarled staff. It is common belief in Chinese culture that placing the three Immortals in a room or a home is believed to be a cure for the Feng Shui. When they are placed in a room, they cleanse the home of negative influences, including arguments, marital problems and illness. Hallmarked Makers Mark for Feng Xiang

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5258