A rare cinnabar lacquer  ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 276. A rare cinnabar lacquer  ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th centuryEstimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's

the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, carved to the exterior with mythical beasts striding amongst cresting waves and jagged rocks above a keyfret band, the interior lined with silvered metal; 11.8 cm, 4 5/8 in.

Provenance: Roger Keverne, London.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM