A MAGNIFICENT CHINESE MING BLUE AND WHITE LOTUS PLATE
Prob. YongLe Period
The central medallion well-painted in soft violet-blue tones with composite floral blooms to include peony, lotus, camellia, pomegranate and mallow, borne on slender interlaced vines within a shaped panel of double-lines conforming to the gently fluted cavetto, designed with twelve detached floral sprays repeated on the exterior, the broad everted mouth rim with a band of 'LingZhi' scroll within double-line borders. The underside base left unglazed, revealed the pale-creme ground with burnt orange and darker spots in the firing.
Dimension: 2-1/2" H x 13" Diam.