A white glazed porcelain deep dish with incised floral decoration. Ming Dynasty, 16th Century. photo Bonhams

Thickly molded and delicately line-incised with a roundel of lotus flowers across the floor of the well, bands of flowering peonies and pearls encircling the cavetto and exterior walls, all beneath a celadon-tinged glaze that stops along the outside edge of the foot, leaving an unglazed foot pad and recessed base; 14 1/8in (36cm) diameter - Sold for US$9,150

Provenance:: Chait Galleries, New York

Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com