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Ming Blue and white porcelain deep saucer dish

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Category
Period
Reference
5245
Diameter
32 cm (12 1/2")
15th Century Ming - Hongzhi Period - deep blue and white saucer dish, with excellent potting and painting. The decoration to the centre shows a standing peacock with rockwork beneath a tree peony with leafy branches. The cavetto painted with large lotus flowers and scrolling foliage which is repeated to the underside of the cavetto

Peacocks were much prized in China having been introduced into in China from the South.

Painted with good quick and strong brushwork with a good cobalt

Diameter
32 cm (12 1/2")
Year
c 1490
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
See lot 238 Christies London 10th May for similar and also plate 65 in Yuan and Ming Blue and White Ware from Jiangxi
Condition
perfect