15 September 2009
A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Each with shallow rounded sides, the interior painted with a flowering prunus tree beneath a crescent moon, all within a double line border below pseudo lanca characters on the everted rim, which is painted on the underside with a band of classic scroll above a frieze of peony meander on the sides, apocryphal Xuande mark on the base
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box (2)
Mayuyama & Co., Tokyo, 1959.
John Yeon Collection, Portland, Oregon.
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