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A Ming Dynasty Swatow Blue and White Dish

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A Ming Dynasty Swatow Blue and White Dish
This is an excellent example of late Ming blue and white ceramics known as Swatow ware. In the classic reference book, “Chinese Blue and White Ceramics” by S.T. Yeo and Jean Martin, Arts Oriental, 1978 – “Late Ming blue and white ceramics were made in Kwantung and Fukier provinces and commonly found in S.E Asia and exported through the port of Swatow. This ware is heavily potted and boldly decorated with scrolls, dragons, phoenixes, etc. - - the bases of Swatow ware are typically roughly finished and partially glazed, often with sand adhering.

This deep dish has a series of collectors labels on the back that provide a clear provenance back to Swedish dealer/collectors. The dish measures 10” in diameter and is 1 ˝” deep. It is decorated with a crested crane and a peony in cavetto. There is a short 3/8” firing flaw on one rim and a very early restoration of another small chip on the rim.

A nearly identical piece is illustrated on pages 198 & 199 of the Yeo/Martin book. This is a rare and superb example of late Ming blue and white, circa 1600.

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