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Lot 545. A rare large cloisonné enamel beehive-shaped waterpot, taibo zun, Jingtai incised seal mark, Late Ming Dynasty; 20.2cm (8in) diam. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000Sold for £ 10,837 (€ 12,630). © Bonhams 2001-2021

Set on four semi-circular feet, the body decorated with undulating densely-meandering yellow, brick-red, white and dark green lotus sprays issuing from leafy stems, a lotus-leaf-lappet collar framing the aperture, incised apocryphal Jingtai two-character seal mark on the base.

NoteSee a smaller cloisonné enamel beehive-shaped waterpot, late Ming dynasty, which was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 4 April 2017, lot 197.

Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 June 2021