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Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Dish ("hole bottom" base)


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Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Dish ("hole bottom" base)

This unusual blue & white dish was made around the time of the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. Such "Swatow" (or "Zhangzhou") ware is often quite heavily-potted, as is this example. Both the inner surface and outer wall are elaborately decorated with scrolling floral patterns in underglaze blue. The dish is coated in a thick, finely-crackled glaze. The rim edge is a little uneven in places, clearly caused during manufacture as these imperfections are coated in glaze. However, the most unusual feature of this dish is the "hole bottom" base, that is unglazed, revealing the pale pinkish body.

Diameter 13 cm (5 inches). Although there is no repair or restoration, there are a couple of small chips to the glaze at the rim edge.

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