17 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Immortals' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

A blue and white 'Immortals' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

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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 USDLot 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.

ExhibitedTransitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Markets, Marchant, London, 1989, cat. no. 49.

LiteratureJeffrey 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


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