A sancai-glazed stoneware dish. Ming Dynasty

Modelled with a barbed rim, incised at the centre with a scene of a crane, deer and monkey amidst a highly stylised landscape, the well with arched plantain leaves, the rim with stylised chilong dragons, brightly glazed in green, yellow and aubergine, (chips). 29.1cm (11½in) diam. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 - Unsold. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,Images and Text All Rights Reserved

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 6 Nov 2008. New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com