Lot 502. A fine and rare imperial wucai immortals saucer, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and period (1573-1620). D. 14,2 cm. Sold: €12,000 (Est: €9,000 - €15,000). © Nagel
The saucer is enamelled with immortals in the mirror, the caveto is decorated with clouds and Shou characters alternately, the outside is decorated with eight free-standing floral tendrils.
Provenance: From an important private collection in southern Germany, collected between 1950 and 1987.
Note: A very similar bowl from the imperial collection is preserved in the collection of the Palace Museum Beijing and published in "Porcelain in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum", Hong Kong 1999, no. 43.
Nagel. Fine Asian Art I, Stuttgart, December 7, 2021