A Bule and White "Eight Immortals" Bowl


Kangxi period, Qing Dynasty
Diameter: 17.7cm

Broad-mouthed form with lip turned outwards over deep belly with ring foot, fine body and sleek glazing with fluid and expressive painting, inner wall with floral patterns, inner lip in undulating line and auspicious cloud border, bowl center with double-circled mountains and seas of the immortals image, outer wall with a story of the eight immortals, each in a unique posture and surrounding the folk deity Shouxing as he rides an immortal crane through the skies, accompanied by Japanese packaging.