A wucai dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)


Lot 2683. A wucai dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 31.8 cm., 12 1/2 inEstimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD© Sotheby's 2010

the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly painted and enamelled to the interior with five scaly dragons, one supporting a bowl of peaches below a 'flaming pearl' centred with a shoucharacter and a single wan character, all encircled at the well by an underglaze blue band of four phoenix panels reserved on a trellis-diaper ground, the exterior with eight floral sprays, the base with an underglaze blue six-character mark.

Provenance: A Japanese Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2010