23 - 24 May 2006
A rare Swatow blue and white 'Islamic-market' charger
Late 16th/17th Century
The central roundel painted with two dragons writhing around a flaming pearl, surrounded by fan-shaped panels enclosing horses galloping through fire scrolls, the sides with alternate medallions of dancing figures and Islamic inscriptions (God is health, God is healing) on a washed-blue wave-pattern ground, rim cracks
38.4 cm. diam.
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For a similar dish see Barbara Harrisson, Swatow in het Princessehof, Gemeentelijk Museum het ,Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 1979, p. 75, pl. 140.
A dish with the same design was sold in our Amsterdam Rooms, 10th May 2000, lot 1.
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