TWO ‘BLUE AND WHITE’ DISHES
China, Ming dynasty, late 15th – early 16th century
13,5 and 17,5 cm diam
The interior decorated with a lion surrounded by ribbons, on the reverse a light lotus scroll.
Provenance: Acquired before 1975.
Similar dishes have been found in the wreck of the Brunei junk; see also M. Crick, Chinese Trade Ceramics for South-East Asia from the 1st to the 17th Century. Collection of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller, Milan 2010, n. 187; for a similar dish in the Museum Pusat of Jakarta see Abu Ridho, The World’s Great Collections. Oriental Ceramics. Vol. 3. Museum Pusat, Jakarta, Tokyo-New York-San Francisco 1982, n. 183.