A rare blue and white screen
Zhengde six-character mark and of the period
The rectangular plaque shaped with two lobed corners at the top edge and two narrow flanges along the side edges at the bottom to fit into a stand, the front painted with bold brushstrokes in underglaze blue with a central medallion outlined by a double circle surrounded by eleven lotus blossoms issuing from a leafy meander, each corner filled with a formal design of foliate scrolls, all set within two double-lined borders, the outer lines following the lobed shape of the plaque, a six-character mark set within a double-rectangle at the bottom edge, the front and sides covered in a thick clear glaze of greenish-blue tint, the reverse unglazed.
42.5cm high x 35cm wide (16¾in x 13¾in)
Chinese Works of Art
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