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DISH .     diam:  22 cm.

Very  finely  moulded, with excellent silvery-blue design, illustrating a pair of birds ( one standing on a rock, the other flying ) , all under a bambou- tree, and along a riverside .  On the large rim,  8 panels, decorated alternatively with floral and insect-design.   ( repeated on the backside-rim section -) .

- period :    WANLI  MING  :   1595 - 1605 .

- mark :      EGRET .  (  in underglaze-blue ) .

- refer.:      this particular dish in :  " Kraak Porcelain", M. Rinaldi  , n°  264J.

- provenan.:    Jacob GIELING  ( Neth. ) ,  n° 2123.

- preservat.:      100% mint  condition.

See special note on " Kraak Porcelain with the " EGRET " mark .  Also  according to M. Rinaldi, there are only 17 dishes with the same "egret" mark and decoration known.