A blue and white ‘crane’ dish, late Ming dynasty

Lot 54. A blue and white ‘crane’ dish, late Ming dynasty. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,108 - 7,663 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

the rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing cranes in flight amidst ruyi clouds, the exterior similarly decorated with eight cranes in flight, the base inscribed with a four-character mark Wan fu you tong which may be translated as 'May infinite good fortune surround you'; 18.5 cm, 8 1/4  in.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM