Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze enamels. Inside, a figure of Shou lao (God of Longevity), seated with his crane, enclosed in double blue ring. Eight Immortals around the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 70 millimetres
- Diameter: 155 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : First half 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with the Eight Immortals visiting Shoulao
Shoulao, the god of longevity is shown with the Eight Immortals around the outside. The Eight Immortals are a combination of male and female historical and legendary figures, each identified by different costume and attributes. For example Zhong Liquan is recognised by his top knots and fan, and Li Tieguai has a ‘grotesque’ face, walks with a crutch and carries a gourd. This Qing doucai bowl has a six-character apocryphal Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze enamels. Inside, a figure of Shou lao (God of Longevity), seated with his crane, enclosed in double blue ring. Eight Immortals around the outside. Mark on base.
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