A Chinese dish, decorated in underglaze blue, and dating from the late Ming period c1630-1640. The front of the dish is decorated with a flowering peony spray in a dark cobalt blue. Diameter 15.5cm (6.1”)
This type of dish was produced in the late Ming period for the Japanese market, where it was known as ko-sometsuke (old blue and white) ware.
An elegant decoration.
This dish is in very good condition. There is glaze fritting around the rim (known to the Japanese as mushikui), a very small and shallow chip from the inside of the foot rim, and an area to the front where kiln dust has adhered in the glaze. The dish is slightly warped. (See images)
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