Pair of Chinese porcelain blue and white small saucers, each painted with a monkey and deer beneath a bird and insect in flight with overhanging rockwork, encircled by a border of tied scrolls, pearls and lozenge, dispersed between fruit sprays, the undersides with stylised lotus flowers on a continuous scrolling branch with leaves, the base with a four-character mark, fu gui jia qi, ‘fine vessel for the rich and honourable.’

5 ½ inches, 13.9 cm diameter.

Late Jiajing/early Wanli, circa 1570.

Condition: each with rim frits.

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