Ming 16th century blue and white Saucer

Ming 16th century blue and white Saucer
Ming 16th century blue and white Saucer Ming 16th century blue and white Saucer Ming 16th century blue and white Saucer Ming 16th century blue and white Saucer
Offered by: Catherine Hunt Oriental Ceramics
Dealer reference: 6243

Description

Ming blue and white 16th century - Made during the reign of the Emperor Jia Jing 1522 -1566- at the kilns at Jingdezhen
Painted to the centre with a deer and a monkey in a naturalistic setting with insects and butterflies flying around.
The animals are beneath a flowering tree.
Although the monkey is the ninth emblem of the zodiac it also can be the representation of a god as it was thought that gods may take the form of the Monkey at times.
The deer symbolises longevity and was the companion of Shou Lao
The sides of the dish are painted with items associated with the scholar and insects and to the underside there is a chop character mark and scrolling foliage and lotus flowers to the side
Seal mark chop mark to the base

Diameter: 13.00cm (5.12 inches)

Condition

very good a little grit in the galze

Date

Circa 1550

Price

£700.00

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