A Chinese porcelain blue and white small saucer dish painted with fishermen, one resetting the sail in a river landscape scene, between rockwork with pagoda, buildings and a flagpole, the reverse bank with a viewing pavilion, beneath the sun with birds in flight, encircled by an elaborate border painted with six white egrets, each standing in water beside a lotus leaf, between aquatic plants, the underside painted with five birds, each perched on branches with flowers.
13.2 cm diameter
Ming Dynasty, 16th century, 1560-1580.

*Formerly in the Dr. Arthur Spriggs Collection.
*Previously sold by Marchant, February 1982.

Condition excellent


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