Two blue and white 'kraak' bowls, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 1120. Two blue and white 'kraak' bowls, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Diameter of each 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate $500 - $700. Sold: $1,750. © Sotheby's

each bowl with rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim, the interior painted with a bird among flora, the sides with shaped medallions containing flowers and auspicious emblems, beast masks along the rim, the exterior decorated with quatrefoil and floral motifs (2).

Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, 1960s - 1970s.

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017