Chinese Ming Blue and white Pair of Ko-sometsuke Plates


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Object Description

Chinese late Ming 17th Century pair of Blue and white plates made for export to japan known as Ko-sometsuke. Made during the reign of the Emperor Tianqi at the kilns at Jingdezhen
The centre is painted with a bouquet of auspicious flowers including lily and lotus. The sides painted with a stylized swastika pattern in a trellis design with four cartouches of important flowers, reflecting those found to the centre.
The underside painted with bamboo tips
Like all ko-sometsuke the were deliberately added faults to appeal to the Japanese market and these have a roughened edge so appearing slightly nibbled. There are no faults to the plates and are in exceptional condition.
Excellent examples of this type
Original part of an important Swedish collection

Object History

From an Important Swedish Collection

Object Condition

Very good

Object Details

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