6 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,200
A LATE MING LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL MADE FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET, 16TH CENTURY
Decorated to the outside with a continuous scene of peacocks in a landscape amongst peony branches and peaches, above lappets and below stylised clouds, to the interior with a qilin looking at the moon, the rim with a geometrical pattern alternating with flying cranes in shaped cartouches, underglaze blue Fu Gui Jia Qi mark to base - 14¾in (37.4cm) diameter
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The mark to the base can be translated as 'Beautiful vessel for the rich and honorable'; it is typical of 16th and early 17th Century Chinese pieces.
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