A cloisonné enamel dish with pricket candle stick

16th century Ming dynasty, China

Diameter: 17.2cm, 6.8 inches

A circular dish with flat base and flaring sides, supported on three bracket feet, the turned metal baluster shaped pricket riveted into the centre from the underside. The decoration on the inside base with two cranes amongst rockwork, foliage and a pine tree against a black ground, the sides with four different pairs of flowering plants and scrolling leaves against a turquoise ground.

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