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A large blue and white ‘Grape’ dish, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period. Estimate 8,00012,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s

the rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a broad everted rim, the interior painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a medallion enclosing a large leafy bunch of grapes, encircled at the rim with the beribboned emblems interspersed with flower sprays, the exterior with three fruiting spays beneath a band of prunus branches at the rim; 44.5cm., 17 1/2 in.

Notes: A simlar dish is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, Yuan and Ming Dynasty Porcelains, London, 1986, pl. 884.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM