15 September 2011
THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR
A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE DISH
YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)
With sturdily potted, shallow rounded sides rising from the wedge-shaped foot, the interior painted in inky underglaze blue enriched by 'heaping and piling' with a central vermiculate-patterned roundel surrounded by six roundels alternately filled with waves and peony, lotus and orange blossoms, all separated by flaming pearls and encircled by a diaper border below a band of lotus scroll in the well which is repeated on the exterior, all within double line borders, the base unglazed
13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) diam.
Bluett & Sons, London.
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Tsugio Mikami, Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 13, Tokyo, 1991, p. 276, fig. 211.
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