Lot 89. A blue and white barbed-rim 'pheasant and peony' basin for the Japanese market, Wanli period (1573-1620); 38.1cm (15in) wide. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019
The deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted flaring rim, brightly painted in the well with two pheasants beside blooming peonies, the cavetto with a band of scrolling lotus, the foliate rim with shaped panels containing white horses and rabbits interspersed with various diaper-patterns, the exterior painted with sparse branches of prunus, Japanese wood box.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019