Dimensions: 10.4cm diameter
– Collection of R.W. Brandt by 1923
– Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clark
– Sotheby’s London, 24th March 1953, lot 60
– Bluett & Sons, London, 1953
– Collection Charles J. Aron
– Bluett & Sons, London, 1963
– Collection of Mrs. Leonard Dreyfus, 1963
– Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New York, 1980s
“Polychrome Porcelain of the Ming and Manchu Dynasties”, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1950, no. 119
“The Arts of the Ming Dynasty”, Oriental Ceramic Society London 15th November – 14th December 1957, no. 219. (Lent by C. J. Aron)
R.L. Hobson, The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, New York, 1923, pp. 116-117, pl. 6, fig. 2.
Warren E. Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, vol. I, New York, 1970, pl. 140 and p. 485.
Roy Davids & Dominic Jellinek, Provenance, England, 2011, p. 50.
The rare bowl delicately painted on the exterior in iron red, turquoise and green on a iron-red ground. The four reserves showing pheasants and foliage. The interior executed in underglaze blue with a central medallion painted with a small water bird amid lotus flowers, all enclosed by double lines with a diaper band around the rim. The later added silver gilt mounts date to the late 16th or early 17th century, and are possibly made in Augsburg or Nuremberg, Germany.