29 March 2006
TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE BARBED DISHES
FU GUI JIA QI FOUR-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE, WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619)
Each decorated in the center of the interior with a pine tree, its trunk twisted to form a shou character, below petal-molded sides alternately decorated with peach sprigs and insects, the eight petals alternately decorated on the exterior with ruyi sprigs and larger insects
5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) across, wood stands (2)
Frank Caro, New York, February 1966.
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The mark, fu gui jia qi, may be translated, 'beautiful vessel for the rich and honorable'.
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