A Wucai Dish Chongzhen L Ming

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A Wucai Dish Chongzhen L Ming

A Wucai Dish

With petal moulded rim

Decorated with a hare seated by rockwork and a lingzhi fungus

Below an eagle in flight and a full moon

The underside with three bamboo sprays

The rim with a brown wash

Six character Chenghua mark to base

Chongzhen C1627/44

Diameter 5 3/4″ (14.6 cm)

Condition; excellent, an original pre firing chip to the foot

See, S Marchant and Son, ‘Transitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Markets’ 1989

No. 100 for a pair of dishes in this pattern.

One of which has a very similarly drawn hare

One with an iron red moon the other with an underglaze blue moon