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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3319

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'IMMORTALS' BOWL

    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

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    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'IMMORTALS' BOWL
    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
    The bell-shaped bowl is finely painted on the exterior with a continuous scene depicting an immortal within a pavilion while approached by his attendant carrying a qin, enveloped by billowing clouds against rocky outcrops rising out of cresting waves, all below a band of demi-florettes at the mouth rim. The centre of the interior is painted with a double-line roundel enclosing flower heads floating on waves.
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam.


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    Compare to a Jiajing-marked bowl of similar design in the Shanghai Museum, and another in the Tianminlou Collection.