An Exceptional Blue And White ‘Dragon And Pheonix’ Charger, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Period (1425 - 1435)


Sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a wide everted bracket-lobed rim, the medallion decorated in inky tone of cobalt blue with a dragon and phoenix within the double line circle, encircled with composite flora meander, all within another band of meandering flora at its rim. The exterior decorated with a curling leafy lotus scroll, the unglazed base burnt orange in the firing.   A six character seal mark just below its rim.

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