6 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A MING BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWL
The deep rounded sides with a flaring rim, suported on a short slightly tapering foot, the interior decorated with a central roundel depicting lotus, millet and reeds issuing from a flowing stream, within a lotus band and classic scroll to the rim, the reverse with similar band above lappets
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam.
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Several examples of bowls similarly decorated from this period can be seen in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, A Complete Catalogue II, Yuan and Ming Dynasty Porcelains, London 1986, p. 553-555.
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