A Blue and White Saucer Dish Tianqi

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A Blue and White Saucer Dish Tianqi

A Blue and White Saucer Dish

Decorated in the centre with a standing stork in a lotus pond

Within a spiralling border of various diaper patterns

Tianqi 1621-27

Diameter; 8 3/8″ (21.0 cm)

Condition, light fritting

Previously sold in Christies 4.2.1999, lot 857

See,’Leaping the Dragon Gate The Sir Michael Butler Collection of Seventeenth Century Chinese Porcelain’

By Teressa Canepa and Katherine Butler

No III.1.195, page 149, for a dish with a similar spiralling border, diaper grounds  and hatched rim