Lot 9342. A group of three large underglaze blue and enameled dishes, Vietnam, late 15th-early 16th century. Estimate US$ 1,000 – 1,500 (€910 – 1,400). Photo Bonhams.
Painted in a combination of underglaze blue and traces of overglaze enamels with a bird on a flowering branch on two dishes, two birds on a fruiting branch across the third, cloud patterns filling the interior walls, traces of a lotus petal band encircling the exterior walls and brown wash applied across the recessed bases (extensive degrading to glaze and enamels moderate to extensive staining). 13 7/8, 13 5/8 and 13 1/2in (35.3, 35 and 34.3cm) diameters
Provenance: Butterfields, San Francisco, sale 7178O, 3 December 2000, lot 6354 (one dish illustrated)