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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1750

    A VERY RARE SET OF FIVE LATE MING WUCAI DISHES

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    A VERY RARE SET OF FIVE LATE MING WUCAI DISHES
    WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)

    Each enamelled to the centre of the interior with a qilin supporting a shrine with a central cash emblem on its back, surrounded by precious objects and cloud-scrolls, the well decorated with a continuous floral meander, the exterior with alternating lanterns containing cash emblems and auspicious objects, the short foot with a classic scroll, all framed by double lines painted in underglaze-blue
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam., individual cloth bags, Japanese wood box (5)


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    Compare with other wucai sets of dishes in the Idemitsu Collection, one with figures in a landscape, the other with dragon and phoenix decoration illustrated in Zhongguo taoci, (Chinese Ceramics), Tokyo, 1981, nos. 757 and 760.

    Literature

    The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 89