Collection Of 9 ‘Meimeizara’ Dishes

Late Ming Dynasty, Tianqi Period (1620 – 1627).
Porcelain, Underglaze Cobalt Blue.
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.
D: 15cm-15.5cm

Provenance: Private Japanese Collection

A collection of 9 dishes with various designs. From left to right, top to bottom;

1. Design of nightingale amongst swirling clouds, one perched on a branch of a prunus tree.
2. Design of a fisherman on a tranquil pond below a willow tree.
3. Design of a squirrel climbing a grape vine.
4. Decorated with a fisherman underneath a pine tree crossing a bridge
5. Design of a tiger, with its tail curled upwards, on the edge of a mountain.
6. Polychrome enamel decoration of a hawk swooping towards a rabbit.
7. Simple design of a frog waiting to leap towards an insect.
8. Design of a rooster in a garden.
9. Decorated with a swimming large carp in the centre.