JIAJING to Early WANLI c.1550 – 1580. Ming Porcelain.

A Large 16th Century Ming Porcelain Dish Decorated in Blue and White with an Extensive Landscape, Jiajing, Longqing or Early Wanli c.1550-1580. The Scene Shows a Scholar on Horseback with his Attendant Crossing a Bridge on Their Way to a Large Building set into the rocks. The Background Shows a Pagoda, Pine Trees with Cranes or Egets and to the Right of the Background is a Sanpan. The Border Comprises Egrets or Cranes among Lotus. The Back Shows Tree shrews Among Vines.


No damage, a iron-red firing mark has been sprayed over. This can be seen in the first photograph when you click on the image. This is reversible.
Diameter : 34.6 cm (13 1/2 inches).
From a Private American Collection.
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For similar 16th century Ming Porcelain dishes see : Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, A Complete Catalogue II, Yuan and Ming Porcelains (Regina Krahl, Published in association with the Directorate of the Topkapi Saray Museum by Sotheby`s Publications 1986) Pages 684 - 687. For another Ming dish with a very similar design see : An Important Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Christie`s, London, 12th and 13th of May 1986. For another Ming Porcelain dish of this type see our Archives stock number 17522.