4 November 2003
A rare Ming blue and white saucer dish
Longqing four character mark and of the period
Painted to the centre with five deer in a landscape with pine, bamboo and a waterfall to the far left, all within a double line roundel encircling the well and rim, the reverse with pairs of birds perched in four peach trees, minute glaze frits, warped
36 cm. diam.
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Maura Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain: A moment in the History of Trade, London 1989, pl. 32.
Marchant & Sons, The Collection of Drs A.M. Sengers, catalogue, November 2001, no. 12.
Sold at Christie's London, 19-20 March 1985, lot 18.
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