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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 431

    A Blue and White Porcelain Dish


    Price Realised  


    A Blue and White Porcelain Dish
    Choson period (19th century)
    Decorated in underglaze cobalt with a pair of birds perched on a branch of flowering plum above a scalloped rock, the border of the circular panel rendered in two parallel lines; the underside painted in underglaze cobalt with three sprays of bamboo leaves and with a single line around the short foot; the dish covered overall save the foot rim with a blue-tinged transparent glaze
    5 7/8in. (15cm.) diameter

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    For another dish with birds and flowers, see Choi Sunu, ed., Paekja (Porcelain), vol. 2 of Hanguk eui mi (Korea's beauty) (Seoul: Joong-an Ilbo sa, 1997), no. 281, p. 164; Chosen sotokufu, ed., Chosen koseki zufu (Illustrated records of Korean relics), vol. 15, reprinted 1935 edition (Tokyo: Meicho shuppan, 1973), no. 6517, p. 2263.