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Stock number:

AL45

 

Period:

Tianqi

 

Type:

Kraak

 

Size:

diameter:14 cms; 5 1/2

 

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Object Details

 

Item name:

A CHINESE BLUE & WHITE SAUCER DISH

 

 A CHINESE BLUE & WHITE  SAUCER DISH

 

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Description:

Finely potted porcelain, painted with a frog sitting beside feathery weeds, the well encircled by a band of ruyi lappets enclosing stylised sprigs, the narrow everted rim with a formal border of overlapping lappets, the underside painted with peach branches, the reverse painted with three flower sprays on the flattened rim, the well further decorated with two flower sprays, the foot glazed with sand adhering to the footrim.

Period: Transitional, Tianqi, 1621 ? 1627

 

Footnote:

For a dish of this design see Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, O.C.S. Hong Kong 1981, cat. no. 11. Another, from the Max Robertson collection was exhibited in The Animal in Chinese Art, O.C.S., London. 1968, no 485, and sold by Sotheby?s London on 18th May 1971.