Calendar, cigarette advertising, paper/metal, Nanyang Bros Tobacco Co, Shanghai, China, 1920-1940. Colour printed advertising poster on thick paper with metal strips along top and bottom. Illustration shows an old Taoist sage in blue robes holding a fly whisk and a young woman in elaborate robes standing next to him holding a vase of lotus flowers. Clouds, lotuses and lingzhi fungus float around them.
Inscription along the top in red 'Nan Yang xiongdi yancao fufen youxian gongsi (Nangyang Bros Tobacco Co Ltd)', 'Man bao sheng xiang (fullness/precious/give birth to/fragrance)'. Packets of cigarettes are illustrated along the bottom, The Beauty, Numerous Treasure, Ngaikuo, The Golden Horse, Golden Dragon, Pearls, Hundred Arrows, Dragon. The adresses for the head office and factory in Shanghai are printed along the bottom. In the bottom left of the illustration the artist's mark 'Zhou Baisheng'.