27 September 2005
Two late Ming blue and white plates
Painted to the interior with flowering camellia, one with a bird in flight, the other with two ducks, the petal-shaped rims encircled by a band of scrolling lingzhi interspesed with four hares, the underside with four lingzhi sprays, rim frittings
20.8 cm. and 21 cm. diam. (2)
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A similar dish was included in the Exhibition by Marchant & Sons, Seventeenth-Century Blue and White and Copper-red and Their Predecessors, 1997, p. 39, no. 33.
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