Dating: 2nd half 16th century
Dish on footring with a glazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue. The painting is rather dark cobalt blue.
In the centre a decoration of lotus flowers and leaves growing from a pond with a fence surrounded by a double circle.
The cavetto is undecorated. On the exterior wall peony scrolls.
The lotus is one of the most loved and most beautiful motifs in Chinese art.
For a similar decorated dish see:
Ten Thousand Times Happiness. Auspicious Motifs on Chinese Porcelain. The Collection het Princessehof, (E. Ströber, ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers, the Author and Keramiekmuseum Princessehof Leeuwarden, Stuttgart 2011), p.119, cat. 43.
On the base two circular paper labels that read;
Label 1: "J.L. Fischer foundation"
Label 2: "Jürgen L. Fischer Studycollection"
Height: 35 mm (1.38 inch)
Diameter: 155 mm (6.10 inch)
Diameter of footring: 80 mm (3.15 inch)
Condition: A chip, a short hairline and a firing flaw to the rim. A wide hairline to the base.
Ströber 2011, p.119, object 43.
Price: € 399 - $ 491 - £ 313
(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate
Dating: Ming period (1368-1644)
Bowl on a footring with a flattened rim and a glazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue.
Decorated on the interior and exterior wall with a floral scroll design. On the bottom two animals in a double circle, underglaze blue.
Height: 65 mm (2.56 inch)
Diameter: 146 mm (5.75 inch)
Diameter of footring: 57 mm (2.24 inch)
Condition: Two glaze frits to the rim and a chip to the inner footring.
Tokyo 1965, p.102, cat. 418.
Price: € 299 - $ 416 - £ 260
(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)