A Blue And White Warming Bowl

Lot 582. A Blue And White Warming Bowl. Ming Dynasty; 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 900—1,200 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008.

the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, the shallow interior painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a floral medallion encircled by a lotus scroll band, the exterior with a broad leafy lotus scroll band; together with a small blue and white jar, late Ming Dynasty. 

Literature: Chinese Ceramic Treasures. A Selection from the Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, Including the Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, pl. 91.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London.