A rare blue and white Ming-style 'alms' bowl, 18th century

Lot 862. A rare blue and white Ming-style 'alms' bowl, 18th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

Of deep, tapered form, the bowl is decorated around the exterior with a broad band of bold lotus meander below a border of pendent ruyi heads and classic scroll at the rim.

Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza