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A fine and rare Imperial wucai ‘Immortal’ dish, China, underglaze blue Wanli six-character mark and period. Estimate 10 000 €. Photo Nagel

The dish is enamelled within the central medallion with Shoulao and another immortal descending onto a balustraded garden and a servant, amidst rocks and flowering plants, surrounded on the cavetto with a floral scroll, each flowerhead supporting a Shou character, the exterior with four detached floral sprays. D. 20,7 cm. Few tiny glaze frits to rim, good condition

Property from an important European private collection, bought 1970 or 1971 from Dr. Franzero, London

A very similar dish from the Imperial collection is preserved in the collection of the Palace Museum Beijing and published ‘Porcelain in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours – The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum‘, Hongkong 1999, no. 43


Nagel. « Asian Art ». 2014/12/08