This is a beautiful brush pot with the 8 immortals motif. This eight immortals is a group and legendary daoist figures. The figures, not in any order are as follows: the double-gourd, which contains all magical medicines is Li Tieguai, peach and fan that resurrects the dead is Zhongli Quan, flower basket or sometimes a flute is Lan Caihe, bamboo drum and rods is Zhang Guo, with lotus is He Ziangu, the sword, and sometime a fly whisk is Lu Dongbin, the flute of Han Xiangxi and Castanets of Cao Guojiu. The eight immortals has it origin during the Yuan dynasty and not earlier than that. The brush pot carries the reign mark of the Qing dynasty, emperor Guanxu (1875-1908) and of the period.
There is no hairline crack, glaze fritting, repair or restoration. There is small unglazed patch on the inside of the brush pot as shown in picture 5 at exactly 12 o’clock. This does not interfere with the aesthetic. There are small minute bubble burst on certain parts of the paints. Firing or manufacturing faults (picture 4) and blue black patches on and near the rim is quite visible all around the brush pot, as shown in the pictures. There are also minute pin holes. Other than that, it is in very good condition.
The dimension of the brush pot : The thickness is 1.9cm, height is 16.8cm and diameter is 20.8cm.