A Blue and White 'Fish' Stem Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Mid-16th Century

Lot 56. A Blue and White 'Fish' Stem Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Mid-16th Century; 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

the rounded sides gently flaring towards the rim, supported on a hollow stem, the interior enclosing a fish leaping from turbulent cresting waves, encircled by a trellis band at the rim, the exterior with fish swimming amongst a lotus pond, the foot skirted with a wide band of radiating cloud scrolls

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th May 1977, lot 82.

ExhibitedFrom the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1996, cat. no. 71.

Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson, London, 07 november 2012