13 May 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A RARE WUCAI DISH
UNDERGLAZE BLUE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
Decorated with four peony blooms and foliage within a border of further peach, pomegranate, gourd and lychee branches, the exterior with a continuous lotus meander
15¼ in. (38.6 cm.) diam.
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A dish of this pattern is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, vol. 2, p. 207; and another in the Ataka collection, Osaka, illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, Ming Dynasty, vol. 14, p. 112.
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