Circular saucer dish incised with a branch of flowering peony, covered in a cream glaze.

9 ½ inches, 24.3 cm diameter.

Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.

  • Published by Marchant in their 2014 Blanc de Chine exhibition, no. 107.
  • From an important private French collection.
  • A similar dish, from the collection of Dr. Carew-Shaw, was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1994, no. 118, p. 74; a pair are illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from The Meiyintang Collection, Volume Two, no. 979, pp. 292/3, where the author notes, ‘The heavily potted dishes with shallow rounded sides and a straight narrow foot have a slightly yellowish glaze. Dehua dishes of this shape are rare.’


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