Underglaze cobalt blue
Ming dynasty (1368-1644), reign of Yongle 永樂 (1402-1424)
Diam. 40,8 cm
Place of origin:
China, Jiangxi, imperial kilns of Jingdezhen
With rounded cavetto and flat rim thickened at the edge. Painted inside in the centre is a scrolling design bearing blooms of hibiscus, peony, and camellia, and round the cavetto is a continuous floral scroll with eleven blooms, included among which are lotus, chrysanthemum, camellia and peony; round the rim is a border of breaking waves. The outside is encircled by another floral scroll band with eleven blooms, differently arranged.
CB CC 1946 140