17 June 2003
A RARE LARGE DOUCAI DISH
With shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim from a grooved foot, finely painted and enamelled on the interior with a rocky landscape sparsely dotted with trees and foliage, a corridor in the foreground emerging and disappearing among the ridged rocks leading up to a grand mansion in the distance inhabited by various scholars and their attendants, the base glazed white, some restoration
19 3/8 in. (49.3 cm.) diam.
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