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Estimate: 950 GBP   |   Starting price: 750 GBP Online bidding closed
A LARGE SWATOW POLYCHROME DISH
Ming dynasty, first half of the 17th century


A LARGE SWATOW POLYCHROME DISH
Ming dynasty, first half of the 17th century
28 cm diam

The wall with three phoenixes amidst clouds alternating with large peony bushes, the centre with a series of concentric circles enclosing with a group of characters relating the Chinese zodiac.

Provenance: acquired before 1975.


A similar dish is in the Baur Foundation, Geneve (see 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. 256).

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