16 November 1999
A LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING
wanli (1573 - 1619)
The body painted in strong blue tones with two phoenix, one about to land on a rocky outcrop, the other perched beside chrysanthemums all between double lines, the lower body with horses leaping from rock to rock over breaking waves, the shoulder with peaches in lappets reserved on a diaper ground, rim chips
16 in. (41 cm.) high
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Compare a practically identical example illustrated by Christiaan J.A. Jrg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, London, 1997, no.20, p.42.
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