Lot 22. A rare blue and white crescent-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Width 20.3 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 25,000 - 30,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's
the crescent-shaped body rising to rosette terminals, applied with a central cylindrical ringed neck with a bulbous mouth and a small cylindrical spout to the side, all supported on four low ruyi-shaped feet, painted with two bands of leafy foliate meander divided by a raised U-form rib and a narrow chevron border, the sides with a floral spray rising from waves, the base unglazed.
Sotheby's. Chinese Art, London, 12 May 2021