Each fish is molded on a wave-form support above the semicircular tile, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The biscuit figure of Laozi is shown holding a scroll in his left hand and riding a bull on a rockwork base, 17th century.
Fish rooftile: 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.); 10¾ in. (27.5 cm) high
Laozi figure: 9½ in. (24.5 cm.)

Laozi figure:
Collection of Edward R. Bacon, New York.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
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