Lot 1409. A copper-red-decorated blue and white 'Eight Immortals' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.
The deep, rounded sides are decorated in underglaze blue on the exterior with a frieze of the Eight Immortals shown with their attributes reserved on a ground of underglaze-red, wind-tossed waves above a key-fret band on the foot. A similarly executed roundel of Shoulao accompanied by a deer is in the center of the interior.
Provenance: Tim and Sally Turner Collection, acquired in 1990.
Note: Compare two similarly decorated bowls of this shape and size, also with Qianlong marks, sold by Christie's: one in New York, 22-23 March 2012, lot 2010, and one in London, 15 May 2012, lot 414.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013