3.1 x 14.7cm
Judging by its quality, this small dish, with a delicately executed 'doucai' design of interlocking 'ruyi' lappets, was probably made early in the reign before standards declined as the Ming court was distracted by growing political and social problems. It is a direct copy of a Chenghua prototype.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.118.
'Chinese Porcelain in the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' by Julian Thompson, pg. 96-103., Orientations Sep 2000, Sep 2000, 100 (illus.; colour illus.). fig.6 and 6a (mark)
'The Marvel of Porcelain', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 118 (colour illus.).
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994.