Chinese porcelain blue and white kosometsuke plate painted with a kneeling scholar looking out from a fenced rocky promontory towards a river landscape scene, with his attendant behind him looking backwards and holding a fan, all encircled with a crenulated border.

8 ¼ inches, 21 cm diameter.

Tianqi, 1621-1627.

Condition: rim fritted, 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. 64.
  • A similar plate from the same set is illustrated by Masahiko Kawahara in Ko-sometsuke, monochrome section, no. 581, p. 147.
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