Lot 85. A large ‘Zhangzhou’ polychrome-enamelled dish, late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 HKD (339 - 564EUR). Lot sold 15,000 HKD (1,693 EUR). Photo Sotheby's
sturdily potted with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the interior enamelled in red, turquoise and black, depicting a lady and attendants in a riverside landscape in a central medallion, encircled by a trellis band, the cavetto inscribed with a five-character poetic inscription reading Ju shui yue zai shou (Holding [the reflection of] the moon in one’s hand by carrying water), below shaped floral cartouches reserved on a trellis band at the rim; 38 cm, 15 in.
Provenance: Collection of Roger Pilkington (1928-69).