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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR PLAQUE
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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR PLAQUE

17TH CENTURY

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR PLAQUE
17TH CENTURY
The plaque is well painted in deep shades of inky blue with a gathering of eight scholars in a lush terraced landscape beside a pavilion; three are shown approaching on horseback with their attendant on an adjacent bridge, and five are gathered around a marble-inset corner-leg table laden with books, a bronze beaker vase and a censer emitting smoke in which appears a crane in flight. The reverse is unglazed.
8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm.) diam., box
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Lot Essay

The fine painting and well-composed scene on this handsome plaque are similar to a circular plaque dated to the mid-to-late 16th century included in the Hong Kong O.C.S. exhibition, Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 29 January - 29 March 1981, no. 6.

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