16 September 1999
An Unusual Blue and White Dish
Yong Heng Jia Qi, Four-Character Mark, Jiajing
With shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted in violet-toned underglaze blue with a chrysanthemum spray in the center and chrysanthemum scroll in the well and on the exterior, all within double blue line borders
5in. (13.3cm.) diam.
J.F. Woodthorpe Collection, no. 19
Nathan Allen Collection
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