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Blue and White plate Ming Jiajing / Wanli 1560-1580

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1427449
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A fabulous and rare Jiajing/Wanli kraak plate, made for the Japanese market. Plate with flattened barbed slightly upright everted rim painted with a figure on a bridge to an island, Crossing a bridge towards a house beneath overhanging tree from rockwork. In the distance on another island stands a thatched viewing pavilion, all within a band of nine cranes in water with flowering lous, the underside with a fruiting peach branch repeated on the other side below a band of sketchily drawn prunus branches. Diameter 19.5 cm Jiajing/Wanli 1560-1580 Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. Comes with a Japanese storage box (tomabako). Acquired: Frides Lameris, Amsterdam, 1982. SIMILAR EXAMPLES: * Chinese Blue and White Porcelain by Duncan Macintosh plate 77 and Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, by Richard Kilburn, Hong Kong 1981, no 3, page 63.