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A large blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670Estimate $8,000 – $12,000Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015

The large dish, with narrow everted rim, is decorated in the center with a scene of a warrior standing beneath a willow tree and addressing an approaching figure on horseback with groom, with three fruiting sprays on the rim. The exterior with three similar sprays and a fourth on the base.  14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diam. Lot 3573 – Price Realized $11,250

Provenance: Acquired in London in the 1980s.
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.

Literature: Julia B. Curtis, ‘Transition ware Made Plain: A Wreck from the South China Sea’, Oriental Art, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, Summer, 1985, p. 169, fig. 15b.

CHRISTIE’S. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION: 17TH-CENTURY CHINESE PORCELAINS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JULIA AND JOHN CURTIS, 16 March 2015,New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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