Chinese Ming Dynasty ‘Pheonix’ dish, Binh Thuan Shipwreck, c.1608
Chinese ‘Swatow’ porcelain deep dish, painted in underglaze blue with two confronting standing phoenix, flanked by leafy trees and below a large chrysanthemum, surrounded in a border of fishscale decoration and five oval cartouches, each with two sprays of flowers and blossom, the reverse with scattered leaves.
Ming Dynasty, circa 1608,
recovered from a wreck off Bhin Thuan, Vietnam, 2002.
27.5cm wide, 5cm deep
Condition: surface is fair, 2 small rim chips
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