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A small blue and white porcelain warming bowl. Late Ming Dynasty

Its exterior walls of inverted bell form painted with a flower and leafy scroll design, a traveler on horseback filling the shallow well and a hole centering in the recessed base for placing hot water within the body (star crack through outer wall). 4 7/8in (12.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $600 - 800

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved.