11 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1620)
The dish is painted to the interior with a central roundel enclosing five boys below a pine tree, encircled by the Eight Trigrams, Bagua. The reverse is decorated with two butterflies amidst flowering prunus branches.
8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam.
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