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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 190

    A RARE WUCAI DISH

    UNDERGLAZE BLUE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)

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    A RARE WUCAI DISH
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
    Decorated with four peony blooms and foliage within a border of further peach, pomegranate, gourd and lychee branches, the exterior with a continuous lotus meander
    15¼ in. (38.6 cm.) diam.


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    A dish of this pattern is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, vol. 2, p. 207; and another in the Ataka collection, Osaka, illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, Ming Dynasty, vol. 14, p. 112.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN