Lot 132. A fahua 'Immortals' jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($11,504 - $17,256). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The jar is decorated with a garden scene depicting immortals carrying various attributes, below the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, to the shoulder and a band of stylised cloud scrolls to the neck. The decoration is executed in slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow and mauve on a dark blue ground, with the interior glazed green. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high.
Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 11 May 2016, London, South Kensington