Ming Dynasty Blue and White Small Dish with Fish and Algae DesignARCHIVED
A blue and white flat bowl fired in a private kiln in Jingdezhen during the Jingtai to Chenghua Era in the Ming Dynasty. The appliqué designed fish painting in the centre is probably a popularized version of the Yin-Yang arrangement of twin fish patterns that were largely used in the Song Dynasty Longquan celadon. It is inferred that it was used as a daily utensil during the Sengoku period in Japan, as several pieces of the same type of flat bowl were excavated from the Ichijodani Asakura Ruins in Fukui prefecture along with other ceramics.
The two minor chips on the rim were Kintsugi repaired. The condition is generally good, although there is slight ageing on the surface.
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