A Chinese porcelain blue and white small saucer dish painted with fishermen, one resetting the sail in a river landscape scene, between rockwork with pagoda, buildings and a flagpole, the reverse bank with a viewing pavilion, beneath the sun with birds in flight, encircled by an elaborate border painted with six white egrets, each standing in water beside a lotus leaf, between aquatic plants, the underside painted with five birds, each perched on branches with flowers.

13.2 cm diameter

Ming Dynasty, 16th century, 1560-1580.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the Dr. Arthur Spriggs Collection.
  • Previously sold by Marchant, February 1982.