Lot 50: Important, large and rare blu and white porcelain plate
22 October 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: Jiajing (1522-1566)
Placed on a short, ring-shaped feet; the inside of the plate decorated with a beautiful ensemble of lotus flowers; painted with six flying storks and six clouds at the back; featuring Arabic writings and a five-pointed star at the base. A big headline at the center with a small restoration; a small glaze-defect. See a very similar plate at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, lot number TKS 15/1892.
See the book Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, A complete catalogue, Vol. 2, Yuan and Ming Dinasty Porcellains; Regina Krahl in Collaboration with Nurdan Erbahar, by John Ayens; Sotheby's Pubblication, pag. 721 fig. 1273
dimensions: diameter 40 cm.