This masterly hand painted porcelain jar and cover shows iron red outlines and multi colored enamels throughout, in high relief. Depicted is the group of the eight immortals, Baxian, in a picturesque landscape with geometrically rendered rocks and trees. The immortals are playing with a kite. Seven of the lucky gods are at the outer body of the vessel, one is on the lid, next to a young servant. The kite motif is also seen at the decorative border at the shoulder of the vessel.
The neck of the jar shows a floral motif as does the knob of the lid. The underside bears an underglaze blue double-circle.
Shape: Baluster shape
Dimensions: Height 45 cm
Weight: 6,4 kilograms
Condition: Overall very good condition, one firing fault (not a crack) at the underside, resulting in a thin hairline at the lower part of the vessel
Provenance: Hungarian private collection