Lot 87. A group of four blue and white export dishes, Late Ming dynasty(1368-1644); 7 7/8 to 8 1/4in (20 to 21cm) diam. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,800 - 2,700). © Bonhams.
Including three similar deep dishes, each with a chrysanthemum petal pattern molded to the thin curving walls that surround a central roundel of an eagle perched on a rock beneath a tree, the glazes displaying very faint gray-green cast; the fourth molded with a flared rim to the deep well centered with a tree branch and towering rock surrounding deer and lingzhi fungus, the recessed base inscribed with the characters mei yu within a double ring.
Provenance: Property from a San Francisco Estate.
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2019, 10:00 PDT