Fine And Large Blue And White ‘Barbed-Rim Pheasant And Peony Dish

Tianqi Period (1620 –1627).

Porcelain

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.

D: 37.5cm H: 8cm

Provenance: Japanese Collection, with old Japanese wooden box 

Sturdily potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted flaring rim, vibrantly decorated in the well with two long beaked pheasants beside blooming peonies, the cavetto with a band of scrolling lotus. The outer border displays shaped panels consisting of rabbits and horses interspersed with various diaper-patterns, the exterior painted with branches of prunus. Made for the Japanese Market.