Lot 439. A rare blue and white 'Bird and flower' stembowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 16.6 cm, 6 1/2 in. Estimate 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.