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Southeast China Swatow Dish first half 17th Century

Southeast China Swatow Dish first half 17th Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1108582

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Dish, Provenance: (Southeast) China, Swatow, Dating: Jiajing period (1522-1566), Dish on a footring with a flattened rim and foliated edge, decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre a ch'i-lin, its head facing the moon with stylised emblems and clouds, encircled by a double band. The cavetto is left blank. On the lip rim a band in which characters are sketched in between a criss-cross pattern. Dimensions: Height: 30 mm (1.18 inch), Diameter: 185 mm (7.29 inch), Diameter of footring: 100 mm (3.94 inch). Condition: Perfect, with very fine crazing to the glaze. Reference; B. Harrisson, Swatow in het Princessehof, Leeuwarden 1979, p.33, figure 39-42