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Saturday, May 1, 2010

This set of Immortals is a lower class set but complete none the less

This antique set of mounted and stitched immortals was found in Hong Kong, amulets portraying the God of Longevity - 'Shou Xing', and here we have the eight immortals were all stamped out of thin sheets of silver and brass and frequently stitched along the front of the child's hat. Here is a detail of immortal number four, with remnant silver and aged patina.

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