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kangxi Mark and period Blue and White Bowl Painted with The Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup

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Category
Reference
5927
Diameter
20 cm (7 3/4")
Kangxi Mark and period Blue and White bowl Painted with a scene from the Poem The Eight Immortals of The Wine Cup. the bowl has a scalloped rim and moulded to produce an octagonal shape.

the colour and painting is excellent and the humour of the poem shows through with such excellent detail in the painting to the outside.

The poem of The Eight Immortals of The Wine cup was written in the Tang Dynasty by Du Fu (712-770)in many ways it is a little like a Chaucer Tale from the Canterbury Tales.

it tells how the eight greatest Tang Scholars liked to drink and were wine connoisseurs

These men were politicians, thinkers, poets, musicians and calligraphers.

The bowl is beautifully painted to show each of the Eight rather the worse for drink or in some stage of merriment

The inside is painted with a scene of items from the scholars table.

The base is painted with an excellent six character Kangxi mark inside the double circle

A rare beautiful bowl

Another bowl the same is in the Avery Bundage Collection 1d. 2010 157

Diameter
20 cm (7 3/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
private eminent London Collection
Literature
See Avery Bundage Collection the British Museum have a scroll with the story of the Eight Immortals of the Wine cup
Condition
perfect