Lot 312. A blue and white 'Immortals' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4 in., 15.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's
the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in vibrant cobalt tones with three immortals accompanied by an attendant bearing peaches, all on a rocky ledge framed by pines and clouds, a crane carrying lengths of bamboo in its beak to a pavilion floating on the waves below, the exterior with a small boat and mountain peaks appearing through the mist, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, coll. no. 103.
The Jie Rui Tang Collection.
Provenance: Marchant, London, 1987.
Collection of Bertil J. Högström (acquired in 1989).
Marchant, London, 1999.
Exhibited: Transitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Markets, Marchant, London, 1989, cat. no. 49.
Literature: Jeffrey P. Stamen and Cynthia Volk with Yibin Ni, A Culture Revealed: Kangxi-era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection, Bruges, 2017, pl. 25.
Sotheby's. KANGXI: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, New York, 20 March 2018, 11:00 AM