A blue and white 'Eight Immortals' jar and cover.  Yongzheng Mark And Period, signed Xiaogang Photo: Sotheby's

the ovoid body painted with the Eight Immortals carrying their attributes and travelling on swirling clouds, the cover painted with Shoulao riding a crane in flight amidst cloud scrolls, the base with a six-character mark reading Yongzheng nian Xiaogang zhi (made by Xiaogang in the Yongzheng period) . 2.0 - 23.2cm., 9 1/8 in. Lot 123. Estimation 15,000-25,000 GBP. Lot vendu: 43,250 GBP

PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 16th/17th January 1989, lot 634.

 Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Londres | 16 mai 2012. www.sothebys.com