14 May 1991
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE DEEP DISH painted with four exotic fan-tailed fish swimming amongst lotus heads and water plants within a band of peony, lotus, hibiscus and dense foliage at the well, the border with four broad clusters of peony and stylized flowers (small rim chips and frittings), circa 1750
45 cm. diam.
The 'Nanking Cargo', Christie's Amsterdam, 28 April - 2 May 1986, lot 1247.
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Cf. C. Sheaf and R. Kilburn, op. cit., p. 116-118, pl. 156, where the authors suggest: "The most striking designs found by Hatcher were on the large dishes, painted with four carp".
A GROUP OF 'NANKING CARGO' CERAMICS
originally sold in our Amsterdam Rooms, 28 April-2 May 1986
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