Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Fish
This porcelain dish was made during the Jiajing reign (1522 - 1566) of the Ming Dynasty. The underglaze blue pattern features a large fish swimming amongst aquatic plants. The underside wall is decorated with a scrolling lotus pattern. In addition are several blue bands surrounding the base and rim. It is coated in a thick crackled glaze, the crackles having become stained due to long burial.
Diameter 17.5 cm (6.75 inches). There is a manufacturing fault at part of the rim that has been flattened, and two small chips to the underside rim edge. There is no repair or restoration.
For reference we show two similar dishes illustrated in the fine book "Chinese Blue & White Ceramics" by S.T.Yeo & Jean Martin, a book any serious collector of Chinese blue & white porcelain should seek out.
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