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A blue and white porcelain dish with phoenix and floral spray decoration. Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th Century. Photo Bonhams

The deep dish surrounded on the exterior and interior walls with a band of lotus blossoms and leaf scrolls that repeat across the floor of the well in a roundel with opposing phoenix. 12in (30.5cm) diameter. Estimate: US$1,500 - 2,500

Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com