Compare two jars similarly painted with an Immortal observing a game of weiqi, but flanked by the Eight Daoist Immortals, the first in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (I), Hong Kong, 2000, pl. 183, and the second in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, illustrated in Gen Min no tōji [Yuan and Ming ceramics], Idemitsu Art Gallery, Tokyo, 1977, cat. no. 43. Further guan painted with the same subject include one sold in our London rooms, 15th December 1981, lot 185; another sold at Christie's New York, 24th March 2004, lot 175, and a third sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th April 2007, lot 845.
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