A polychrome enamelled ewer for the islamic market. Ming Dynastyphoto Sotheby's

the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a tall spreading foot to a long waisted neck and a galleried rim, the sloping shoulder applied with a curved handle with an eyelet, the flaring spout secured to the body by a S-scroll strut, painted in bright iron-red, yellow and green enamels to the front and back face with a peach-shaped panel enclosing leafy scrolls of lotus, flanked by a pair of dragons writhing amongst further lotuses and repeated in the spout, the neck with triangular trellis panels alternating with lotus sprays below stiff plantain leaves, encircled around the foot with petal lappets; 30.5cm., 12in. Lot 103. Estimation 20,000-30,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Londres | 16 mai 2012, 10:00 AM www.sothebys.com