Lot 150. A blue and white 'flower basket' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 6⅝ in., 16.7 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 11,970 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
the center painted in shades of dark blue with an arrangement of varying blooms in an arched-handled basket, the cavetto with fans, leaves, pomegranate and waterweed all between double-line borders, the exterior with flowering boughs and insects, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 29th November 1988, lot 182.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021