Antique Chinese Porcelain Late Ming or Transitional Plate Fisherman Turtle. A Blue & White Ko-sometsuke plate with a Fisherman trying to catch a turtle. Catching a Turttle which was well known to live for a very long time, has the suggestion of bestowing longevity on the users of this plate.The fishermans coars country face would have appealed to rich businessmen enjoying a tea ceremonie. Suggesting the possibility of escaping from city life to the deliughts of a country existence and the companionship of natural ill-favoured peasants. For a similar plate see: Christies - The Peony PAvillion Colelction page 64. Overall Condition A (Good); Rimfritting and 1 small firing flaw. 17th century Ming (1368 - 1620).
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