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Southeast China Swatow Polychrome decorated Charger

Southeast China Swatow Polychrome decorated Charger


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1108569

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Dish, Provenance: (Southeast) China, Swatow, Dating: (1580-1640), Large dish on a footring with flaring sides, ridged and out-turned at the edge and a unglazed base, polychrome decorated with overglaze iron-red and green, black and turquoise overglaze enamels, the brilliant turquoise shade which compliments green makes Swatow polychromes distinctive. In the centre flowering peonies in red, black and green. The stem of the peony, and a pheasant perching on it, are in turquoise over black. Around the cavetto are four floral medallions matching the centre, separated by lozenge diapers and roundels in red and green. The exterior is plain. Porcelains decorated in red and green enamels gained popularity throughout Asia, during the 16th century. All polychrome Swatow types follow a red and green colour scheme. The dish is fitted in an old, custom made, brass frame. Dimensions: Height: 84 mm (3.31 inch), Diameter: 410 mm (16.14 inch), Diameter of footring: 90 mm (3.54 inch). Condition: Three hairlines and some glaze chips to the rim. Reference; B. Harrisson, Swatow in het Princessehof, Leeuwarden 1979, p.121, figure 240