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13" Chinese Ming Zhangzhou Swatow Polychrome Porcelain Charger

13" Chinese Ming Zhangzhou Swatow Polychrome Porcelain Charger


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1069796
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 $450.00 
Chinese late Ming (16th/17th century) Zhangzhou (Swatow) porcelain deep charger decorated in iron-red, green, and black overglaze enamels on a cream-colored crackle glaze ground with a central roundel holding flowering peonies. A band containing four floral panels against a crossed line ground extends around the circumference of the rim. 13" diameter x 2 3/4" high. There is significant wear to the enamels and several very old rim chips (see enlargements 6 and 7). There is a fine quality restoration to a more recent chip which is not visible to the eye. The center of enlargement 11 shows where the chip previously was. This pattern is known to have had a pheasant in the center roundel which might have worn off.