3624
3624
A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' BOWL
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
700,000900,000
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3624
A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' BOWL
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
700,000900,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Important Chinese Art

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A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' BOWL
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, painted around the exterior with the Eight Immortals, each rendered holding their respective attribute and supported on scrolling ruyi clouds, the interior with a medallion enclosing the three Star Gods beneath an overhanging pine tree, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
14.9 cm, 5 7/8  in.
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Provenance

A Japanese private collection.

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find a bowl of this design with a Yongzheng reign mark, although similar decoration is well known on bowls with Qianlong and later reign marks. One Yongzheng example from the Garner collection is illustrated in Soame Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain. The Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1912), London, 1951, pl. LX; a set of four Yongzheng bowls was sold in our New York rooms, 7th December 1983, lot 352; and another was sold in these rooms, 29th October 1991, lot 134.

Compare a rare prototype of this design of Wanli mark and period in the Shanghai Museum illustrated in Lu Minghua, Mingdai guanyao ciqi [Ming imperial porcelain], Shanghai, 2007, pl. 4-26.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong