A set of 5 Chinese late Ming dish supported on 3 feet, formed in the shape of a flower or fungus , made for the Japanese market, and dating from Tianqi period. The dish is decorated to the interior with a large lingzhi fungus and with a butterfly and other insects flying aboveThe underside of the dish is undecorated apart from 2 having a single underglaze blue line around the rim. Width 16.5 cm (6.5”)
These Chinese blue and white wares made for Japan are known in Japan as ko-sometsuke. They were used for the tea ceremony. It is quite unusual to find these dishes outside Japan.
For a group of very similar dishes dated to the Tianqi period, see p 64 in the publication ‘Ko-sometsuke’ by Jorge Welsh.
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