Lot 551. A blue and white 'Leaping carp' saucer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 11.7 cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.
the interior finely decorated with a carp leaping from tempestuous waves with rockwork and clouds in the distance, the underside with floral sprays, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 2000, lot 700.
Note: A dish of this design is illustrated in Sir Harry Garner, Oriental Blue and White, London, 1954, pl. 55 A left; another from the Edward T. Chow collection was sold in these rooms, 25th November 1980, lot 17.
Sotheby's. Chinese Art. Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2015, 03:15 PM