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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 208

    A fine famille verte 'Immortals' bowl


    Price Realised  


    A fine famille verte 'Immortals' bowl
    Enamelled around the exterior with a continuous garden landscape depicting the Baxian, Eight Immortals with their attributes: Li Tieguai, Zhong Liquan, Han Xiangzi, Cao Guojiu, He Xianggu, Zhang Guolao, Lu Dongbin and Lan Caihe, the interior with Shoulao flying through clouds on the back of a crane, all below a brown-edged rim
    20.3 cm. diam.

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    For a comparable bowl from the same period with a slightly different design of Immortals, see R.S. Kilburn, Transitional Wares and their Forerunners, Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, 1981, p. 185 and 144, fig. 172; and Chinese Porcelain - The Transitional Period, The Michael Butler Collection, Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 1986, p. 87, fig. 63.

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