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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH
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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH

HONGWU (1368-1398)

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH
HONGWU (1368-1398)
Painted centrally with a single lotus spray within triple lines, surrounded by a continuous chrysanthemum scroll with six flowerheads on leafy vines, the undecorated well below the flat everted rim with a keyfret border, the exterior painted with twelve lotus lappets enclosing trefoils, the cobalt of inky-blue tones, the base unglazed and burnt orange in the firing
7¾ in. (19.5cm.) diam., box
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Compare the similarly-decorated dish dated to the late 14th Century and included in the Hong Kong O.C.S. Exhibition of Jingdezhen Wares: The Yuan Evolution, Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong, 1984, Catalogue, no.140, p.69, previously in the Parfitt Collection, sold in London, 8 February 1946, lot 14 and later from the Palmer Collection, sold in London, 27 November 1962, lot 14; and another with a peony spray at the centre and of the same size from the collection of Michel Calmann, Musée Guimet, Paris, illustrated by D. Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, no.45, p.77.

Compare also with a dish painted with a chrysanthemum spray in the centre and encircled by a peony scroll, sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 26 September 1989, lot 561. A very similar copper-red version of this dish is illustrated by Joseph, Ming Porcelain, pl.18, p.44; another from the Avery Brundage Collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, is illustrated by Sherman E. Lee and Wai-kam Ho, Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), no.175.

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