A rare blue and white 'Bird and flower' stembowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

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Lot 439. A rare blue and white 'Bird and flower' stembowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 16.6 cm, 6 1/2  inEstimate 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (63,875 USD). © Sotheby's.

boldly painted on the inside in underglaze blue with two birds perched on a gnarled leafy branch, enclosed within a double-line border.

Provenance: The T.Y. Chao Family Trust. 

Sotheby'sChinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019