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China 1926 Cavanders Old Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese A Taoist Priest on TigerVintage Old Small Cigarette Card. 3.5cm x 6.7cm. 1926. Cavanders Ltd London Established 1775. China. Ancient Chinese. No. 16. This picture of a grim-looking man sitting on a tiger, with one arm raised and holding a sword, is painted on the black sedan used on the occasion of a bride returning to her parents' house on a visit, on the 3rd day after marriage. The individual represents a great magician, head of a class of Tauist priests. He is supposed to ward off the pernicious influences of evil spirits who otherwise might cause injury or sickness to the bride.
Publisher: Cavanders Ltd London