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A Chinese mid Ming peony dish, Hongzhi

Code: 201101


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A good-sized Chinese dish, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, and dating from the mid Ming period. The dish is decorated over its surface with vigorously-painted peony scrolls and flowers, and with ornamental rockwork to the centre. There are further peony scrolls and flowers around the outside of the dish. Diameter 32cm (12.6")

A related Hongzi dish is illustrated in the book ‘Ming Ceramics in the British Museum’ by Jessica Harrison-Hall as figure 7:15

Dating: Hongzi 1488 - 1505

Condition:

There are 3 consolidated hairlines from the rim

A Chinese mid Ming peony dish, Hongzhi