Lot 11. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 49.2 cm, 19⅜ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
painted to the interior with birds and flowers in a shaped cartouche, the well encircled by panels enclosing fruiting and flowering sprays and auspicious emblems.
Provenance: Colnaghi, London.