19 janvier 2018

A large blue and white 'Peacock' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A large blue and white 'Peacock' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

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Lot 107. A large blue and white 'Peacock' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 35.9cm., 14 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GPB. Lot sold 7,500 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's 2013 

the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, the exterior painted with six peacocks in a garden landscape above a ruyi band, all below squirrels clambering amongst grape vines at the rim, the foot with a classic scroll, the interior with a medallion enclosing a peacock among flowering branches, encircled at the rim with six peacocks in shaped cartouches against a diaper band, inscribed to the base with a four-character mark reading Wanfu youtong (May a myriad blessings be bestowed) within a double-circle.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London, 15 mai 2013,

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