A wucai bowl with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

H0046-L21502103

Lot 3205. A wucai bowl with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 11 cm., 4 1/4 inEstimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKDLot Sold 800,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the well rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, colourfully painted with a procession of figures bearing tributes on a tray, followed by mythical beasts carrying gifts, below a zig-zag band at the rim, the interior well painted with a five-clawed dragon enclosed in a medallion, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character reign mark.

ProvenanceAn old Japanese collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011