A set of three Chinese porcelain ko-akae, wucai, polychrome lozenge shape dishes with foliate flutted rims, each painted with a seated figure of Budai, resting against his long staff holding a necklace in his right hand and the edge of his treasure sack, beside the edge of rocky promontory with an overhanging pine tree beneath iron-red cloud within an iron-red border, the rim dressed brown. The base with a two characters mark of Taiping within a double rectangle,

Tianqi/ Chongzhen 1625-1630

7 ¼ inches, 18.5cm at the widest measurement

£12,500 set of three or £4,250 each.

Provenance & Additional Information


  • From an old French collection
  • A dish from the same set, exhibited at the Princessehof Museum, 1986 Chinese Porcelain: The Transitional Period 1620-1683, A Selection from the Michael Butler Collection and is illustrated by Sir Michael Butler, Margaret Medley and Stephen Little in Seventeenth Century Chinese Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection, no.31, p.69


Each with one minute rim frit.