the underglaze-blue of inky blue and black tone, with 'heaped and piled' effect, painted to the centre with a barbed panel enclosing a flowering scroll of peony, lotus, morning glory and camellia, encircled on the cavetto by twelve flower sprays each centred within a bracket-shaped panel, the barbed everted rim with a frise of tumultuous waves, the underside with twelve detached peony and lotus sprays within blue-line bands, the white base unglazed Two dishes of this design are in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, illustrated in Jan Wirgin, Chinese Ceramics from the Axel and Nora Lundgren Bequest, Stockholm, 1978, pl. 27, no. 25, and in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 8, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 216, from the Swedish Royal Collection. See also a similar dish in the Percival David Foundation, London, included in op. cit., vol. 6, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 76; another in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Special Exhibition of Early Ming Porcelains, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1982, cat.no. 38; and one from the collection of the Ottoman Sultans published in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol.2, London, 1986, pl. 601. Compare also a dish from the Mottahedeh collection, illustrated in Michael Howard and John Ayers, China for the West. Chinese Porcelain and Other Decorative Arts for Export, vol.1, New York, 1978, p. 12, and sold in our New York rooms, 20th March 1976, lot 113, and again, 20th September 2000, lot 105. Another similar example from the Morrill collection was sold at Doyle's New York, 16th September, 2003, lot 81. Compare another dish sold in our London room 13th July 2005, lot 162.