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Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue.

Early Kangxi Period c.1670.

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, South Central China.

Small Dish: H:3.5cm D:20cm.


A small shallow dish with flattened rims rising from a short foot, intricately painted on the interior in the typical ‘Master of the Rocks’ style, with a mountainous lake landscape and a lone fisherman.


First coined by the British born art historian Gerald Reitlinger (1900-1978), the term ‘Master of the Rocks’ was a distinct style that developed in the early Kangxi period and consisted of depictions of landscapes on a diagonal, with thick free moving brushstrokes as the outlines and thinner contours used to create a sense of depth, movement and drama in the rocky landscape scenes.


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