16 September 2016
AN UNUSUAL LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
The exterior of the deep rounded sides is boldly decorated with a continuous leafy scroll of blackberry lily, and the bottom of the interior with a medallion enclosing four sprays—peach, pomegranate, peony and chrysanthemum—all within double blue line borders.
15 5/8 in. (39.5 cm.) diam.
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