Lot 86. A group of six export porcelain saucer dishes with cobalt decoration, Late Ming-Transitional period; 5 3/4 to 6 5/8in (14.5 to 16.7cm) diam. Estimate US$ 1,800 - 2,500 (€ 1,600 - 2,200). © Bonhams.
Including a pair of monochrome cobalt dishes with extensive kiln grit adhering on the undersides; the third painted in underglaze blue and polychrome enamels with a harbor view of a walled city; a pair of dishes with butterflies along the rim flange framing a solitary figure resting under a pine tree across the recessed well; the sixth with a saw-tooth pattern along the rim flange surrounding two scholars conversing in a landscape.
Provenance: Property from a San Francisco Estate.
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2019, 10:00 PDT