Lot 2118. A wucai 'Figure' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD (33,742 — 43,383 EUR). Lot sold 524,000 HKD (50,517 EUR). Photo Sotheby's
potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, the exterior painted in the wucai palette, depicting two boys with offerings, alternating with a deer and ox with elaborate saddles, all traversing a landscape with scattered flowers and distanced mountains hidden behind scrolling clouds, below a border of florets around the rim, the interior similarly decorated with a winged dragon, its sinuous body terminating in a fish tail, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Acquired in Japan.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong. 05 Oct 2011