Lot 3613. A fine puce-enamelled blue and white 'Eight Immortals' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 22.1 cm, 8 ⅝ in. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 151,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
well-potted with rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, the exterior painted in underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals carrying their various attributes, riding on various sea creatures or plants, journeying across a ground of cresting waves in puce enamel, all above a key-fret band, the interior similarly decorated with a central medallion enclosing Shoulao and a deer amongst puce waves below scrolling clouds, all within blue line borders, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark.