A blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Late Ming – early Qing dynasty

Lot 489. A blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty; 15.8 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the interior painted with a qilin, the exterior with an elephant, two horses and a Buddhist lion amongst flames and cloud scrolls, the base with an apocryphal Xuande mark.

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 24th November 1981, lot 103.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM