Lot 61. A blue and white 'Cranes' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566), 12.3 cm, 4 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 5,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.
The rounded sides rising from a short foot and a slightly concave base, the exterior painted with roundels of cranes with wings outstretched, all between a band of upright ruyi lappets at the foot and a border of ruyi heads, cash coins and flames at the rim, the interior with a medallion of a crane amongst rolling clouds surrounded by a diaper border at the rim, the base with a four-character mark reading fugui jiaqi (beautiful vessel for the rich and honorable), Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM