Lot 1197. A blue and white 'Immortals' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012
The small, deep bowl is decorated on the exterior with the Eight Immortals standing on clouds from which issues vapor that separates the figures. The interior is painted with a central medallion of Shoulao seated with two other immortals beneath a pine tree.