AGE: – Qing Dynasty Yongzheng Mark (1723 – 1735)
CONSTRUCTION: – Porcelain
DESCRIPTION: – Qing Dynasty Eight Immortals Porcelain Bowl Yongzheng Mark
HEIGHT: – 10cm
TOP DIAMETER:– 23cm
BASE DIAM: – 8.5cm
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Qing Dynasty Eight Immortals Porcelain Bowl Yongzheng Mark with metal bands around the top and the outside of the base. The metal bands do not cover any cracks or chips and was possibly placed there to protect the rims, the metal stops short of covering the inside edges of the rims, with some residual glue showing around the edges of the metal.
The eight immortals are a popular group in Chinese folklore and mythology. It is believed that all of the immortals have superhuman powers and can destroy evil or bestow life. It is believed that these immortals existed during the Tang or Song dynasty and are important figures in the Daoist/Taoist religion. Daoism is a philosophical tradition originating in China and practiced in many Asian countries where there is a large group of Chinese.
Yongzheng was the fifth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty, and the eleventh son of the Kangxi Emperor, he was one of only four of the eleven children who survived into adulthood. Yongzheng was the third emperor to rule over China proper. His reign was short and lasted for only 12 years from 1723 until 1735, whereas his father Emperor Kangxi was the longest reigning emperor in Chinese History, reigning from 1662 until 1722.
Yongzheng was a lover of the arts and his reign was prosperous and peaceful. He was strictly against corruption and during his short reign, he reformed the financial administration seeing the formation of the “Grand Council” which he established in 1733.