9 November 2004
A LARGE LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER-DISH
Painted in a large central roundel with numerous pairs of birds, including mandarin ducks, cockerels, pheasants, parrots and swallows, in a landscape with a pagoda, bamboo, pine trees, willow and rockwork, with fishermen in boats beside rocky outcrops in a band at the rim, the reverse with four peach sprays and perched birds, rim fritting
17 in. (43 cm.) diam.
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A very similar dish is in the Groninger Museum, illustrated by C.J.A. Jörg, Oosterse keramiek uit Groninger kollekties, Groningen, 1982, p. 31, no. 41.
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