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Chinese Transitional blue and white Porcelain ko-sometsuke saucer dishes

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Category
Period
Reference
5549
Diameter
14 cm (5 1/2")
Ming blue and white pair of porcelain saucer dishes made for the Japanese market c1640 during the reign of the last Ming Emperor Chongzhen.

Known as Ko-sometsuke Chinese porcelain made for the Japanese market is painted with freedom and these are excellent examples. The dishes are moulded to the sides with a brown rim around the barbed /foliate edge.

The painting to the centre shows a bird - possibly a magpie - perched on a rock with peonies, grasses and insects.

excellent painting and colour

Double circle to the back around a six character Cheng Hua mark, an apocryphal mark to honour not deceive.

the wooden stands are a little wobbly.
Diameter
14 cm (5 1/2")
Year
c 1640
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
originally in the E.G. Kostolony collection number SF12 then sold on the 26th May 1973 to the Fiorentinis number AC121
Literature
See Provenance by Davids and Jellineck
Condition
perfect