Rare plat en grès bleu blanc, Vietnam, XVème siècle. Estimate €6,000 – €8,000 ($6,685 – $8,913). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015
The dish is elaborately painted to the centre with a large flower bloom with scrolling leaves, surrounded by a stylised lotus floral spray in the cavetto. The base is decorated with lappets. 14 ¼ in. (36.3 cm.) diam.
Provenance: The Lammers collection
Note: Compare the present lot to a similar dish in the Pusat Museum in Jakarta, illustrated by Abu Ridho in The World’s Great Collection, Oriental Ceramics, Kodansha, 1982, vol. 3, pl. 50; and another from Bengkulu in Sumatra, in the same museum, illustrated ibid. no. 298. Also see a 15th century jar similarly decorated with flowers and leaves from south Sulawesi, illustrated ibid, no. 287.
Christie’s. ART D’ASIE, 9 June 2015, Paris