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A SWATOW IRON-RED AND TURQUOISE ENAMELLED BOWL MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY the central medallion with the characters for 'peerless' surrounded by the ten celestial stems and horary signs all within a broad band with leaping carp among stylised waves 35.5cm., 14 in.
Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish with deep rounded sides and everted rim. Swatow type, with red, turquoise and black overglaze enamels. Marine compass in centre, with the characters 'tai ji' (supreme ultimate) and others representing the Ten Celestial Stems and the Twelve Terrestrial Branches. Fish, wave pattern and boat in the cavetto. Eight Trigrams around rim. (Ming dynasty)