EARLY CHINESE TAOIST VASE: Qing dynasty, possibly older, Chinese vase having a finely hand painted blue & white palace garden scene with the Immortal Taoist hermit known as Zhang Guo Lao, riding a donkey backwards. He rides backwards to remind people how backwards their ways were. Brown accented flaring rim. Underside bares the blue 4-character Chenghua Nianzhi mark. Approx. 8.75'' h x 4'' w.