Chinese 17th Century Transional Blue and White Saucer Dish

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Object Description

Late Ming / Transitional ko-sometsuke blue and white saucer with a weak silver band that was applied just after firing. It was add status to the saucer.
Painted to the centre with a phoenix by a large flowering peony
The underside is painted with a double circle around a moon mark
Although provincial the colour is very good and the silver band although a weak silver it showed that the piece did have status and well thought after.
The phoenix is a noble bird although on high status pieces it is associated with The Empress it is also the emblem for beauty and peace.
May have been made for the Japanese market

Object Condition

perfect condition

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