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The Diana Cargo "Starburst" pattern Dish


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Dish. Provenance: China. The Diana Cargo sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 6-7 March 1995. Dating: Jiaqing period (1796-1820), 1817. Dish on a footring with a straight rim and an unglazed base, decorated in underglaze blue. Decorated with a "Starburst" pattern. The centre and interior wall are decorated with a dissolved chrysanthemum design, comprising full blooms alternating with pairs of dissolved conch shells. The exterior wall is decorated with four circles and four fantasy branches. The dish has the original "Christie's Diana Cargo March 1995" label and lot number 649/24 as proof of provenance. Dimensions: Height: 60 mm (2.36 inch), Diameter:280 mm (11.02 inch), Diameter of footring: 165 mm (6.49 inch). Condition: Perfect. Reference; D. Ball, The Diana Adventure, Kuala Lumpur / Groningen 1995, p.115.