26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 60,000
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
Heavily potted, the center painted with boys at play as scholars, below water birds in a lotus pond in the well, the exterior with a band of conjoined lotus buds
16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) diam.
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A similar dish of slightly smaller size (31.4 cm.) is illustrated by Rosemary Scott in Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1992, no. 91.
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