A group of blue and white ceramic dishes from the Hoi An hoard, Vietnam, late 15th-early 16th century.  Photo Bonhams.

Including one large deep dish painted with a stylized lotus flower and leaf scrolls framed by a pearl border across the floor, flowers and leafy stems along the cavetto reversed by a band of jeweled lappets, the recessed base covered in a thin chocolate wash and traces of a two-character inscription in ink; and three smaller deep dishes, each centered with roundel of a bird on branches, reversed by a band of jeweled lappets and a chocolate-brown wash to the recessed base (glaze degrading, staining). [4]; 13 1/4in to 9 1/4in (33.5 to 23.5cm) diameters. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,100 - 1,800)

Property from the J. Russell Wherritt Administration Trust 

Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com.