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A VERY RARE POLYCHROME ENAMEL CHRYSANTHEMUM-SHAPED DISH
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A VERY RARE POLYCHROME ENAMEL CHRYSANTHEMUM-SHAPED DISH

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A VERY RARE POLYCHROME ENAMEL CHRYSANTHEMUM-SHAPED DISH JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The centre of the dish painted with an underglaze-blue Shou character surrounded by three registers of overlapping petals outlined in iron-red against an egg-yolk yellow ground rising to a lobed edge, the exterior enamelled with two detached camellia sprays within double-line borders 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam., box

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A dish of this exact pattern is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Toguri Collection, 1988, p. 89, no. 105. A related dish of similar form with green-enamelled petals and underglaze-blue painting, is illustrated in Selected Ceramics from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Hu, Shanghai Museum, 1989, pl. 24.

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