21 September 2004
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION
A BLUE AND WHITE 'MASTER OF THE ROCKS' DISH
EARLY KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The shallow rounded sides rising from the ring foot to the slightly flared rim, well painted on the interior in the 'Master of the Rocks' style with three figures and a fisherman in his boat in a mountainous river landscape below a band of pine boughs at the rim, with two landscape scenes on the exterior, all within double and single line borders, the base with apocryphal Chenghua mark
8 in. (20.2 cm.) diam.
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Compare two similar examples illustrated in Chinese Antiquities from the Brian McElney Collection, Hong Kong, p.132, no. 88, and in Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong, 1981, p. 95, no. 102.
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