A 'Kosometsuke' blue and white dish, Tianqi mark and period - Sotheby's

of circular form with with a shallow cavetto and everted rim, the center loosely painted with a scene of two scholars crossing a bridge away from a pavilion under a sheltering pine and towards a mountainous landscape, the border asymmetrical with six circular medallions, four-character mark in underglaze blue; Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm - Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

EXHIBITED: S. Marchant & Son, Ming Porcelain for the Japanese Market, London, 2008, no. 25

NOTE: A similar dish is illustrated by Julia B. Curtis, Trade Taste & Transformation, Jingdezhen Porcelain for Japan 1620-1645, China Institute Gallery, New York, 2006, no. 33, p. 61.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 19 mars 2013 - www.sothebys.com