8 June 2004
A LATE MING SWATOW POLYCHROME DISH
The centre of the interior brightly enamelled in turquoise, iron-red and green with two square rig ships and a fish opposite a coastline landscape, the sides with cartouches containing a spurious coat-of-arms alternating with roundels containing single characters reserved on a diaper ground
13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm.) diam.
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An almost identical dish with floral medallions on a white ground is illustrated in the special catalogue to celebrate the opening of the Uragami Museum, 1996, Vol. I, no. 148.
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