LARGE COMPOTIER . 36 cm.
Blue/ white. Central motif: a lion and a pale-blue elephant drinking from a waterfall rushing down from a rock ; on the rim 4 floral branches.
Period : MING dynasty , ca. 1550 - 1580
Refer.: A very identical compotier is illustrated in :
" Chinese Ceramics in the TOPKAPI Saray Museum ", Istanbul ,
Krahl & Ayers , tome II ( 1986 ) , color plate 928.
" Ardebil Shrine : Iran Bastan Museum " , Pope , 1956 , pl. 91.
Very rare subject . Perfect condtion ( very minor rim frtis ) .