A Chinese porcelain blue and white kosometsuke plate, painted in the centre with a rabbit with his head turned upwards in white on an underglaze blue roundel, encircled by four different geometric grounds including key-fret, cash, chainmail and scales, divided by a cross, each terminating with a pair of cions, all beneath a blue ground boarder, on a scrolling ground, the underside with flower heads and scrolls.

8 ¼ inches, 21 cm diameter

Tianqi, 1620-1627.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • A similar dish is illustrated by Sir Michael Butler in Chinese Porcelain: The Transitional Period, 1620-1683, no. 17, p. 29; two others are illustrated by Masahiko Kawahara in Ko-Sometsuke Monochrome Section, nos. 632 and 633, p. 160.


Tiny rim frit.