A LARGE DOUCAI 'IMMORTALS' JARDINIERE KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
350,000 - 500,000 USD
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of square section with canted corners, the sides sweeping upward from a waisted foot to a flat everted rim, the exterior painted in rich enamels outlined in softly colored underglaze blue, the continuous composition dominated by the roiling Eastern Sea punctuated by vertiginous peaks of the Islands of Immortality, one side with the Queen Mother of the West tranquilly traversing the crested waves on the back of a white elephant, a crane flying towards her with a scroll and a female attendant following closely astride a qilin, the other sides with additional attendants journeying on qilin, heavenly horses, petals, and leaves bearing auspicious gifts for the goddess, the foot molded with foliate cartouches enclosing scrolling lotus, pendent leafing pomegranate dangling between each cartouche, the top of the broad rim with stylized shou characters and prunus blossoms against a floral brocade ground, the underside of the rim with two horizontal six-character marks in underglaze blue, the lower interior and base unglazed, the base centered with a large circular aperture, coll. no. 1572.