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Ming / Transitional blue and white saucer dish

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Category
Period
Reference
5489
Diameter
12 cm (4 3/4")
Late Ming / Transitional blue and white saucer with a weak silver band that was applied just after firing. It was add status to the saucer.

Painted to the centre with a phoenix by a large flowering peony

The underside is painted with a double circle around a moon mark

Although provincial the colour is very good and the silver band although a weak silver it showed that the piece did have status and well thought after.

The phoenix is a noble bird although on high status pieces it is associated with The Empress it is also the emblem for beauty and peace.

May have been made for the Japanese market
Diameter
12 cm (4 3/4")
Year
1620 - 1640
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
perfect condition small firing flaw to the centre of the base