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Long Eliza

Long Eliza is a common name in the traditional antiques trade of a Chinese export porcelain decoration embellished with one or two elongated women, sometimed one dancing in front of a small boy. The name is a translation of the Dutch "Lange Lijzen". The elongated woman is usually one of the Eight Daoist Immortals He Xiangu and the other person, often shorter and boyish looking, is usually Lan Caihe, also one of the Eight Daoist Immortals.

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