A pair of blue and white stem bowls, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

A pair of blue and white stem bowls, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HK$200,000-400,000 (US$26,000-52,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each is painted on the exterior of the bowl with a continuous garden scene depciting a man looking out from a roofed dwelling at two officials in conversation accompanied by a fan-holding attendant; the other side with another official riding on a horse, followed by
an attendant carrying a zither. The interior is painted with a central medallion with a peach-holding man in a fenced garden. The stem is further painted with detached lingzhi sprays. 5√ in. (15 cm.) diam., box (2)

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor