A blue and white washer, Jiajing mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 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