Painted in underglaze blue, with a central roundel of three immortals in coversation, Lu Dongbin, seated with his attribute, a magic sword, slung over his shoulder, Cao Guo Qiu, identified by his attributes, a jade tablet resting against his knee and leaves in his hair and Han Zongli with his attribute, a fan, beside a vase of magic spells and a long-tailed turtle, symbolizing longevity, between double line borders at the centre and rim. The base with underglaze-blue six-character Jiajing mark and of the period.
Rosemary Scott, 'Blue-and-White Porcelains of the Late Ming-Early Qing', in: A Catalogue of Oriental Ceramics and Works of Art, ed. Anita Gray, London, n.d., p,18, no. 6.