A Chinese blue and white “landscape” foliated-rimmed dish. Ming dynasty, ca. 1550-1600
Of foliated-rimmed form, decorated in underglaze blue, the centre decorated in tones of cobalt blue with mountains, steep cliffs, pavillion, pagoda, rocks and trees, the border with aquatic plants and birds.
- Period :
- Ming period - Late Jiajing (1522-1566), Longqing (1567-1572) or early Wanli (1573-1620).
- 7.48 in. (19.5 cm)
- Reference :
For similar pieces, see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, A Complete Catalogue II, Yuan and Ming Porcelains, Sotheby’s, 1986, pp. 671 and next, mid to late 16th century blue and white, no. 1139 for a very similar decoration, border and form ; no. 1151 for a very similar decoration to the reverse.
See also Exhibition of Ming Blue and White Porcelain, The Drs.A.M. Sengers Collection (S.Marchant & Son, London, November 2001).
For a dish of this form and with a similar later decoration (dated Wan Li), see Exhibition of Chinese Blue and white – Wan Li to K’ang Hsi (S. Marchant & Son, 1980, no. 39).