501
501
A BLUE AND WHITE 'MYTHICAL BEASTS' DISH
WANLI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 40,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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501
A BLUE AND WHITE 'MYTHICAL BEASTS' DISH
WANLI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimation
20 00030 000
Lot. Vendu 40,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'MYTHICAL BEASTS' DISH
WANLI MARK AND PERIOD
the shallow rounded sides supported on a straight foot, painted to the central medallion with a spirited scene of three scaled mythical beasts and a tiger within a landscape, a dragon emerging from the clouds above, all encircled at the well by a lotus pond border with mandarin ducks and cranes, the underside painted with six detached fruiting and flowering branches, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle, Japanese wood box (3)
Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.3 cm
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Provenance

Hirano Koto-ken, Tokyo, 1994.

Description

Vividly painted in washes of deep purplish cobalt, this lively motif of five auspicious mythological creatures appears to have been developed in the Wanli reign and used on a variety of porcelain wares. A closely related dish, from the Songde Tang collection, was included in the exhibition The Fame of Flame. Imperial Wares of the Jiajing and Wanli periods, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2009, cat. no. 87.

Compare a dish of this same design, formerly in the Riesco Collection and included in the exhibition Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, 14th to 19th Centuries, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1953, cat. no. 173, later sold in our London rooms, 11th December 1984, lot 327. Another, included in the Exhibition of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, Hong Kong Oriental Ceramic Society, Hong Kong, 1975, cat. no. 43, previously sold in the same rooms, 1st April 1974, lot 214. A further example was sold in the same rooms, 18th June 1985, lot 114.

A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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New York