Painted to the interior with a monkey sitting on a rock beside a deer below fruiting branches and a swooping bird, with panels of flowers on a diamond pattern ground to the sloping rim
Provenance: Purchased in Tokyo, 2016; Mujintang Collection.
The image of the monkey hou, the deer lu and the wasp feng form the rebus juelu fenghou (may you receive high rank and emolument). For a wucai dish of similar design, please see Kilburn, Richard S. Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong Oriental Ceramics Society, 1981, p. 130, pl. 162 and for another example please see S. Marchant & Son, Ming Porcelain for the Japanese Market Kosometsuke & Koake, London, 2008, p.82, pl 43.