Chinese late Ming dish with bird and pine tree
A nice example of a Chinese late Ming dish made for the Japanese market (ko-sometsuke ware). The dish is decorated with underglaze blue of an inky tone with a scene of a bird in the branches of a tree, looking across at a pine tree. The reverse is undecorated. There is kiln grit adhering in the glaze around the foot. Diameter 15cm (6")
Dating: Tianqi (1620-27)
Condition. This dish is in good condition, with glaze fritting around the rim, as is frequently found on these ko-sometsuke wares.