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Estimate: 550 GBP   |   Starting price: 460 GBP Online bidding closed
A BLUE AND WHITE ‘CONCH SHELL’ BOWL
Hongzhi period, late 15th – early 16th century


A BLUE AND WHITE ‘CONCH SHELL’ BOWL
Hongzhi period, late 15th – early 16th century
15 cm diam

The decoration painted in greyish blue, the interior with a conch shell in the centre amidst aquatic plants, the exterior with a continuous vegetal scroll under a geometric band near the mouth.

Provenance: acquired before 1975.


Similar bowls have been found in the Lena Cargo, a ship wrecked in the Philippines sea at the end of the 15th century (see F. Goddio – S. Pierson – M. Crick, Sunken Treasure: Fifteenth Century Chinese Ceramics from the Lena Cargo, London 2000).

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