A molded blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Wanli | 明萬曆 青花花卉梵文蓮式盤 《大明萬歷年製》款
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A molded blue and white 'lotus' dish
Mark and period of Wanli
明萬曆 青花花卉梵文蓮式盤 《大明萬歷年製》款
formed as a flowerhead with two radiating layers of sixteen petals surrounding a lança character at the center, the tips of the outer petals painted with trefoils and the inner petals with ruyi heads, the exterior painted with lança characters alternating with floral sprays above a tier of molded petals painted with fine striations and an inner band of painted stylized leaves, the base with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue, wood stand (2)
Diameter 7½ in., 19.1 cm
In overall good condition except for very minute touch ups to several tips of the lotus petals at the rim. Otherwise with minor and expected firing imperfections, including an iron spot to one underside petal.
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