Lot 13. A blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Underglaze-blue Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 5 5/8 in. (14.1 cm.) diam.. Estimate 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 3,107. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002.
With shallow rounded sides and a recessed foot, the interior painted in rich cobalt blue with a splayed-winged phoenix within a double circle, the cavetto with four quatre-foil panels enclosing shou characters, alternating with cranes in flight amidst clouds under a double band below the rim, the exterior with a continuous lingzhi scroll.
Christie's. Chinese Ceramics & Chinese Export Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 November 2002