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Blue & White Double Phoenix Saucer. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1619). Courtesy Vermeer & Griggs

A blue and white saucer decorated on the interior with two mythological phoenix birds in flight, each with outspread wings and streaming tail amongst stylized clouds framed by a linked ruyi cloud border. The exterior painted with pendent prunus branches with a song bird perched upon them in opposing position encircled by double line borders. On the base is painted the six character kaishu mark and period of the Wanli emperor. Diameter:  5 3/4" (14.6cm). Condition:  minor frits on rim.- Price on request

Vermeer & Griggs. http://vermeer-griggs.com