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5371 | Wanli period, Ming dynasty A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ DISH

A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ DISH

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Size: D14.3cm

Signed and dated: Wanli period, Ming dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 100,000


Wanli Six-Character Mark
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· The Si Yue Tang Collection
The pair of dishes is potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a low tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior deftly painted with a soaring five-clawed dragon and a descending phoenix raising its head all amidst swirling clouds. The sides painted prosperous beasts including horse, tiger, elephant, lion, qilin, etc., chasing after one and another, all within a double-lined border repeated at around the rim, the exterior with a striding dragon and phoenix divided by cloud wisps all between double-lined borders, the subtly convex base with a six-character Wanli reign mark within a double-circle.