13 May 2008,
Price realised GBP 6,250
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE DEEP DISH
With steep sides and everted rim, painted at the centre of the interior with a fisherman reclining on his boat in a rocky riverscape, the sides with a continuous scene of five seated figures, a standing farmer, and a deer amongst European buildings and grassy mounds, the wide rim with numerous similar buildings, each with a cross at either end of the roof, some with spires, and two farmers, one standing by a duck pond, the exterior with four roundels enclosing figures on the side and eight smaller bird and foliage roundels under the rim
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) diam.
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A deep dish of very similar shape and design, but in the form of a barber's bowl, is in the Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, illustrated by D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, fig. 48.
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Ming Blue and White, S. Marchant & Sons, London, 2004, no. 12.
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