A small blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

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Lot 319. A small blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) diamEstimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($15,390 - $23,085)Price realised GBP 13,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The interior of the dish is painted in vibrant shades of cobalt blue with two phoenixes surrounded by floral sprays. The exterior is similarly decorated. 

ProvenanceAcquired prior to 27 October 1979.

LiteratureMayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. I, Mayuyama & Co, Tokyo, 1976, p. 323, pl. 962.

NoteThis lot will be sold with Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vols. I & II, Mayuyama & Co, Tokyo, 1976.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 10 November 2015, London, King Street