19 - 20 September 2013
A COPPER-RED-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The deep, rounded sides are decorated in underglaze blue on the exterior with a frieze of the Eight Immortals shown with their attributes reserved on a ground of underglaze-red, wind-tossed waves above a key-fret band on the foot. A similarly executed roundel of Shoulao accompanied by a deer is in the center of the interior.
8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam.
Tim and Sally Turner Collection, acquired in 1990.
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Compare two similarly decorated bowls of this shape and size, also with Qianlong marks, sold by Christie's: one in New York, 22-23 March 2012, lot 2010, and one in London, 15 May 2012, lot 414.
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