Lot 228: 明 永乐 青花一把莲缠枝花卉折沿盘 Ming, A Magnificent Blue and White Foliate-Rim Dish with a Lotus-Bouquet Motif
December 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
明 永乐 青花一把莲缠枝花卉折沿盘
Ming, A Magnificent Blue and White Foliate-Rim Dish with a Lotus-Bouquet Motif
The interior of the dish is finely painted in cobalt blue with simulated ‘heaping and piling’ to depict a bouquet of lotus and other auspicious plants tied with a fluttering ribbon. The cavetto is decorated with large flower heads interspersed with leafy scrolls, below an everted rim painted with stylised foliage. The exterior is similarly decorated with bouquet, flowers and leafy scrolls.
Dimensions: Diameter: 17 in (43 cm)