CHINESE LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE ‘KRAAK’ PORCELAIN BOWL, CIRCA 1640.

Est. $1,200-$1,800

Sold: $5,520 ($4,600)

Painted in the center with a double line roundel of a bird standing on a rock beside a peony, the sides with alternating lotus petal panels of peach branches and lotus, within narrow panels of tasselled pearls, the exterior with panels of various flowers, grasses and insects. Diameter 13 ½ inches.

Provenance: “Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain, The Property of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, March 14, 1984, lot 18, bearing label.