A small Chinese dish decorated in underglaze blue, and dating from the mid Ming period c1500. The interior of the dish is decorated around the rim with four panels containing a lots flower and Buddhist objects surrounded by sketchily drawn flower scrolls. The cnetre of the dish is decorated with a single flower head. Diameter 8.1 cm (3.2")
From the collection of Gerald Davison, and with his label attached giving a dating of C14th Century. We prefer to date this slightly later.
Dating: late 15th or early C16th Century
There is some wear and softening to the glaze of this dish, perhaps from burial, most noticeable in the centre, and one very small rim chip. Please see the images.