Chinese porcelain blue and white kosometsuke plate painted with a seated scholar on a rocky promontory looking at his attendant presenting him with a goose in a mountainous river landscape scene, all within a shaped panel with ruyi-head blue-ground lappets painted with flowers, all within a blue glazed rim, the underside with two plum branches, the base with a six-character mark of Chenghua within a single ring.

8 1/8 inches, 20.6 cm diameter.

Tianqi, 1621-1627.

Condition: rim frits, mushikui.

  • Included by T. Edo Inouye and Son in their 22nd anniversary exhibition of Collected and Selected Seventy-Seven Dishes from the Late Ming Dynasty, no. 63.
  • Purchased at Seizan Kai, August 2016.
  • It is rare to find plates with this rare design.
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