28 November 2005,
Price realised HKD 420,000
HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000
A FINE AND VERY RARE LARGE LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
Finely painted in cobalt of bright purplish-blue tone, with two trees lush with peony and prunus blossoms extending around the sides of the bowl, growing amidst bamboo and lingzhi, under a crescent moon, all above a ruyi band, the interior with a similar design of flowering trees enclosed in a roundel, all within double lines
12 in. (30.5 cm.) diam., box
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Previously sold in our Tokyo Rooms, 15 February 1981, lot 339.
A Japanese collection
A. du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, London, 1984, p. 139, fig. 2
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