Small plate with blue decoration of two chickens at the base of flowers. The ground has a blue cast. Is Ming and dates from the Tianqi reign (1621 to 1627)
5 7/8” (14.9 cm) diameter x 1” (2.5 cm) deep. Weighs 6.2 oz (175 g)
There is a firing crack in the central well. There are also other kiln flaws, such as black spots, reserve spots, bumps, and crazing. The plate has rim frits and there is a chip under the lip. There are no hairlines or breaks, and the plate rings true. There are stains and wear. There is sand adhering to the foot.
Small Ming Tianqi Blue and White Plate with Chickens 17th C