A Very Fine Cobalt Blue Underglaze Dragon Charger, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)


With shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a barbed rim, the medallion is superbly decorated in rich cobalt-blue tones with a five-clawed dragons dancing sinuously amidst ruyi clouds, surrounded by  blooms of camellia, lotus, chrysanthemum, mallow and pink, all wreathed by interlocked meandering stems within a single line border, further encircled around the sides by meandering flora spray ,within barbed double-lines at the rim, the exterior painted with similar detached floral sprays within double-line borders, the base and foot ring left unglazed;  A six character seal mark below the rim.

42.0 cm.  Diameter.

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