A BLUE AND WHITE 'CRANE AND TRIGRAM' SQUARE BOWL
JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD
明嘉靖 青花祥雲瑞鶴紋方盌 《大明嘉靖年製》款
of square section, robustly potted with wide flaring sides and a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted with cranes in flight interspersed with ruyi clouds and trigrams above jagged rocks to each corner, the interior embellished with a lingzhi sprig below a shou character within a double square to the centre and lingzhi scrolls to the rim, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue
Width 14.8 cm, 5¾ in.
There is very light fritting to the rim and the exterior edges of the bowl.
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