Blue And White Barbed-Rim Dish Depicting Two Cranes

Tianqi Period (1620 – 1627).

Porcelain

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.

D: 24cm

Provenance: Old Japanese Collection 

Sturdily potted with 12 lobes with shallow and rounded sides rising from a circular thick footrim. The interior depicts two cranes amongst flowering peonies below swirling clouds, painted in a deep underglaze cobalt blue. The rim is glazed with a caramel brown wash. Six character Chenghua mark on the bottom in a double ring.

• A similar example with the same form, measurement and with a six-character Chenghua mark was o ered for sale in the Peony Pavilion Collection, Christies, London, 1989, Lot 220.