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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 441

    A RARE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE DISH

    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

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    A RARE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE DISH
    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
    With shallow sides rising to a slightly everted, rounded rim, painted in the interior with a roundel containing four cranes amidst scrolling clouds confronted around a stylized shou character, the exterior painted in similar fashion with a continuous frieze of cranes amidst clouds
    6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Two smaller Jiajing mark and period dishes decorated in very similar fashion are illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall in Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, p. 241, nos. 9:54 and 9:55. A related, though larger, Jiajing-marked example with interior painted with cranes in flight above a rock and beneath a shou character, is illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1996, p. 224, no. 421.

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