A blue and white 'lotus' bowl and a blue and white 'cranes and clouds' inkwell ; bowl: mark and period of Jiajing, inkwell: Ming dynasty, Wanli period, jin shen jia qi  mark. Estimate  70,000 — 100,000  HKD.  Lot Sold. 75,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's

the deep rounded sides of the bombé body painted on the exterior in inky cobalt blue with lotuses in cloud shaped panels and a band of reverse-decorated designs below the slightly flared mouthrim, a six-character mark within double circles, the inkwell of rectangular section moulded with two circular wells painted with melon vines and a lotus at different stages of its life cycle, the sides each painted with a character flanked by cranes and clouds to form the blessing, fu shou kang ling, the countersunk base with the characters jin shen jia qi; 12.8 and 14.7 cm., 5 and 5 3/4  in.

Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT - HONG KONG