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A Blue and White 'Three Kingdoms' Bowl, Gang. Circa 1640 - Photo Sotheby's

the deep rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, painted to the exterior with a scene from Sanguo Yanyi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) depicting warriors by a river landscape, the base with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing mark; 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimation: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

EXHIBITED: Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period (circa 1620-1680 A.D.) from the Collection of Mr & Mrs Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1985, cat. no. 96.

Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com