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A Chinese late Ming dish with deer and pine trees

A Chinese late Ming dish with deer and pine trees

Code: 261036

£375.00 Approx $469.92, €413

A Chinese dish with moulded rim, decorated in underglaze blue, and dating from the late Ming period.  The centre of the dish is painted with two deer in a landscape with pine trees and decorative rockwork.  The rim of the dish is moulded with two rows of petals, each with a simple thick blue line decoration.  The reverse of the dish is decorated with a row of 'flames' around the foot. Diameter 20.5cm (8.1")

A similar dish is shown on page 157 in the book 'Ko-Sometsuke' by Kawahara, Published by Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Japan, 1977.

Date: c1600

Condition: this dish is in very good condition.  There is a short (~1cm) firing crack at the rim on the front of the plate which des not extend through to the back.  There is a small amount of kiln grit adhering in the glaze, and the glaze on the base shows 'pinholing' caused during firing. There is a small amount of minor glaze fritting at the rim.