Two blue and white dishes

THE FIRST WANLI, THE SECOND CIRCA 1640

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Two blue and white dishes
The first Wanli, the second circa 1640
A blue and white 'kraak porselein' saucer-dish painted to the centre with two deer, the sides painted and moulded with floral panels divided by jewels (rim crack and frittings), 26.3 cm diam.; and a Transitional dish decorated with a scholar seated on a rock beside a book, surrounded by panels of various standing figures and stylised tulips (crack and frittings), 28 cm. diam. (2)

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