A Rare Transitional Blue and White Porcelain Ko-Sometsuke Dish, Ming Dynasty, Tianqi Period 1621-1627. Modelled in the Form of a Seated Sheep. The Naturalistically Modelled Back is Unpainted and has Three Thickly Potted Circular Feet.
Condition: Mushikui rim fritting.
Size: Length : 16 cm (6 1/4 inches)
References:Foe a very similar Transition Porcelain dish see : Recent Acquisitions 2010 (Marchant, 120 Kensington Church Street London W8 4BH)page 20 item 11. For a set five of similar Ko-Sometsuke blue and white sheep form dishes, but with their heads turned back can be seen in : Heibonsha Series Vol. 15 (Seito Kikutaro and Fuijio Koyama,1965) plate 63. Another set of five dishes but only in blue-wash can be seen in : Kosometsuke, Blue and White Section, vol. II(Masahiko Kawahara, Tekisui Fine Arts Museum) no 727 plate 190.