Lot 3818. A rare moulded Longquan celadon baluster jar, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Sturdily potted with broad rounded shoulders and a short waisted neck, decorated around the sides with figures of the Eight Immortals, each animatedly posing and holding their respective characteristic instruments, all covered with an olive-green glaze.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28-29 April 1992, lot 22.
Note: It is very rare to find a Longquan celadon jar moulded with figures. A related jar of similar size decorated with sprays of peach and pomegranate alternating with Chinese four characters is illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. I, London, 1968, pl. 108; another jar of similar design reserved in biscuit was sold at Christie's London, 21 June 2001, lot 94.