Lot 9. A set of six blue and white 'Kraak' dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter of the largest 36.4 cm, 14⅜ in. Estimate 1,500 - 2,500 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
comprising: four dishes painted to the central roundel with various figural scenes, below radiating panels of further figures and floral sprigs; and two similarly decorated dishes each rendered with birds and insects amongst floral blossoms.
Provenance: Jorge Welsh Works of Art, London (dish with bird) (according to label).