Very large DISH . 51 cm.
Blue / white " kraakporcelain " . The interior boldly painted in deep cobalt-blue with a shaped panel encircling a natural scene with a kylin , amongst dynamic rockwork and various blooming flowers . On the large border shaped panels enclosing auspicious objects, geometric patterns and fruit .
Period : WANLI MING : 1576 - 1626 .
Refer.: " Kraak Porcelain " , M. Rinaldi , pl. 90 .
The KYLIN is a fictional animal in ancient chinese fairy tale , which represents luck & happiness . It's appearance is that of a dragon and a lion.