16 March 2015
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE DISH
EARLY KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1670
The large dish, with narrow everted rim, is decorated in the center with a scene of a warrior standing beneath a willow tree and addressing an approaching figure on horseback with groom, with three fruiting sprays on the rim. The exterior with three similar sprays and a fourth on the base.
14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diam.
Acquired in London in the 1980s.
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.
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Julia B. Curtis, 'Transitionware Made Plain: A Wreck from the South China Sea', Oriental Art, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, Summer, 1985, p. 169, fig. 15b.
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