17 - 18 September 2015
A BLUE AND WHITE DISH
JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
The dish has flared, rounded sides, and is decorated in the somewhat concave center of the interior with five deer in a landscape setting in which a turtle is seen swimming below a waterfall that cascades from the rocks above. On the exterior are three vignettes depicting pairs of birds perched in a fruiting peach tree below a double-line border and above a band of classic scroll on the foot.
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam.
Acquired in the United States in the early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family.
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Compare the Jiajing-marked blue and white dish of this pattern illustrated in Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong, 1981, p. 62, no. 1.
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