An attractive collection with finely painted, Ming-era porcelain. One of the lidded pots features eight lobes with fields of floral or rather geometrical paintings. The knob is a recumbent animal, possibly a lion dog. The somewhat larger bowl is similar, but has a large lotus blossom on its slightly indented lid. On the bottom is a collection number written in silver. The smallest pot is beige colored and the decorative lines on its shoulder placed with a sure hand - blossoms and tendrils. The larger, unlidded pot has similar but elaborated motifs and has a ring of leaves on its shoulder.
Dimensions: 3.5 x 61. CM, LIDDED JARS 4.6 x 5.3 CM
Condition: Slight chips on the edges; good, original condition
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mechthild Borries-Knopp, Germany