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A blue and white washer, Jiajing mark and periodEstimate 8,00012,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s

the shallow flaring sides rising from a concave base to a lobed rim, painted to the interior with a pair of phoenix in flight amidst ruyi clouds, all encircled by a band of eight cranes flying amongst ruyi clouds below a double-line border, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of dragons striding amongst ruyi clouds, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 16.6cm., 6 ½ in.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM