A blue and white Kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 409. A blue and white Kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 17.8cm, 7in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

modelled in the form of a recumbent buffalo with its head turned backward and the tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the interior and the underside outlined with details in underglaze-blue, all supported on three short legs.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013