SAUCER bearing the EGRET MARK . 10 cm.
The deep small bowl very finely modelled with straight rim.
On the foreside a blue & white decoration of a " double-gourde " and tassels. On the backside a monochrome heavenly blue fond of very even tone ; in the center an egret mark in underglaze-blue.
Period : WANLI MING : 1600 - 1605 .
Provenance: the Mauro RINALDI Collection , illustrated in het book :
" Kraak Porcelain ", pl. 267 / a .
Extremely rare , only 2 such " blue-black" Ming dishes are known . On top of it, the quality is outstanding , and the egret mark completes the rarety .
Excellent condition except for a rim glaze- crack of 2 cm and a few tiny rimfrits.