A blue and white 'Mantouxin' bowl, Ming dynasty, Xuande period

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Lot 210. A blue and white 'Mantouxin' bowl, Ming dynasty, Xuande period  (1426-1435); 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.

the rounded sides rising from a countersunk base, the interior painted on the domed centre with a medallion enclosing a quatrefoil leaf motif, encircled by a floral scroll and a gadrooned garland enclosing joined trefoils, all below a classic scroll at the rim, the exterior rim with a band of lotus scroll above pendent spearheads and overlapping petals around the base

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London | 14 mai 2014