A Pair of Lacquer-Type Covered Bowls

Qing Dynasty
Diameter: 11.4cm

Airy pair of finely potted and carved bowls with matching covers, supported by slightly spread feet, bowed walls rising to slightly spreading lips to support shallow bowed covers with capped with grasping rings, imitation lacquer motif with outer walls covered in warm coral red and carved with eight immortals crossing the ocean in lively, fine lines, across varied and rich waves, four immortals on the cover paired with four along the bowl wall, inner surface, base and grasping rings in light turquoise glaze, all lips glazed in gold bands.