An Exceptional Blue and White Floral Twin Bird Charger, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Period (1403-1425)


The large charger finely and confidently painted on the interior medallion with two bird perched on fruiting camellia branches, the birds' arched bodies leaning towards each other, encircled at the cavetto by composite meandering spiral spray of chrysanthemum, lotus, pomegranate, lychee, peach, and peony and further surrounded by a meandering ruyi cloud like flower spiral spray within the double line on the barbed mouth rim decorated, the exterior similarly decorated with composite meandering spiral spray of various flowers. The foot and the base is left unglazed. 8.5 cm, High. 41.5 cm, Diameter.

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