A blue and white petal-molded dish, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 749. A blue and white petal-molded dish, Wanli period (1573-1619); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000Price realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018

The shallow dish is decorated in the center with mountains rising from waves encircled by petals alternately decorated with mountains or blossoming branches, and an outer border of molded overlapping lotus petals correspondingly molded and painted on the underside where they encircle an inner band of molded, blossom-centered petals that radiate out from the foot ring.

Provenance: Christie's New York, 1 June 1979, lot 109

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 22 - 23 March 2018, New York