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12. A BLUE AND WHITE BIWA-SHAPED MUKOZUKE TRIPOD SERVING DISH, MING DYNASTY, TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627)

明天啟 青花琵琶三足皿

The rounded sides rising from three tall circular feet to a slightly everted rim, painted to the interior with insects and flowers and strings of the instrument, Japanese box

Length: 19.6cm

Provenance: Purchased in Tokyo, 2014; Mujintang Collection.

For a similar set of five dishes, please see Kawahara, Masahiko, Ko-sometsuke, Kyoto, 1977, Colour Section, p. 207, pl.163.

 

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