A small biscuit-decorated white-glazed reticulated bowl, Ming dynasty-early 17th century

Lot 1773. A small biscuit-decorated white-glazed reticulated bowl, Ming dynasty-early 17th century; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. 

The deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim and delicately pierced with wan diaper between five roundels applied in biscuit with figures of Shoulao and the Eight Daoist Immortals in pairs, slip-decorated with a band of foliate scrolls above and detached clouds below, wood stand.

Provenance: Mrs. Leopold Dreyfus Collection.
Alfred L. Clarke Collection, no. 450.

ExhibitedThe Arts of the Ming Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1957, no. 94.

Note: A similar bowl in the Percival David Collection is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 6, Tokyo/San Francisco/New York, 1982, pl. 157.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011