Underglaze Blue Decorated Paint Palette and Cover – The Percival David Collection

Description: A circular paint palette and cover. The base is decorated round the side with a finely drawn diaper band, which is repeated on the side of the cover; the flat top of the cover is decorated with a man in official robes, holding a leafy branch and being transported across a rough sea in the light of the moon by a fish-dragon all within a double ring. The interior of the palette is stained red. The foot-ring is coarse and unglazed.

Marks & Inscriptions:
Xuande mark

Height: 3.4 cm

Century: 17th century
Dynasty: Qing

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