Lot 608. A blue and white 'Boys' stemcup, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 14.9 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,694 USD). Photo Sotheby's
the hollow high foot rising to a rounded bowl and a slightly flared rim, the exterior decorated in cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting sixteen cheerful boys, all above petal lappets encircling the underside, the foot bordered with pendent leaves, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing a landscape motif, the rim bordered with a geometric band
Property from the Baoyizhai Collection.
Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gor - Asian Lacquer, Hong Kong, 27 may 2014