A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISH

SIX-CHARACTER TONGZHI MARK AND OF THE PERIOD

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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISH
SIX-CHARACTER TONGZHI MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
The interior with a tied lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander below a classic scroll border around the rim, the exterior with similar floral meander
4¼in. (10.7cm.) diam.
Literature
A Qianlong marked example sold in our London Rooms, 20 June 1984, lot 311, and again in New York, 02 December 1989, lot 355. A pair of Daoguang marked dishes sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 29 September 1992, lot 520.

An example of an early 15th century dish which inspired this design is illustrated in Pope, Chinese Ceramics from the Ardebil Shrine, pl 31
Exhibited
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Kwan Collection, 1983, Catalogue, no. 92
National Museum of History, Taipei, Imperial Porcelain of late Ch'ing, From the Kwan Collection, 1985, Catalogue, no. 92
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