Lot 190. A large blue and white 'Eight Immortals' incense burner, Late Ming Dynasty; 24.7cm (9 3/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams.
The tapered cylindrical sides rising from three cabriole feet, painted around the exterior with a continuous scene of Eight Immortals and attendants in a garden landscape, the Queen Mother of the West descending from a cloud and bearing a tray of peaches, all beneath a band of eight Lança characters reserved on a trellis ground.