BFE 17 A set of five blue and white dishes

Chongzhen, c. 1628-1640

The dishes have rounded sides moulded with waved panels and lobed rims. Each dish is painted with a central roundel of a spray of peony enclosed by a reserve-decorated border showing two fans, chrysanthemun heads  and cranes in flight. The cavetto of each dish is painted with a radiating motif of alternating flowers and bamboo, various geometric designs and plain blue and white panels, all below a zigzag border at the rim. The reverse is left white , the base has a sealmark fu within a double square
21 cm diameter

Provenance: Formerly in a Japanese private collection
                     Acquired from J.A.N. Fine Art, London 


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