PROVENANCE The Meiyintang Collection LITERATURE Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 4(2), London, 1994-2010, p.242, no.1719
Each dish is potted with low, rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot. The exterior is painted in underglaze copper red with three fish swimming gracefully against the white ground. Their tails sweep gently up and fins extended with the varying blush tones of the copper red enhancing the naturalism. The base is inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.