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A Jiajing armorial dish estimated at €60,000-100,000 at Veritas.

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The 1ft (30.5cm) diameter porcelain dish depicts a central medallion formed by a sinuous dragon with a spiraling tail, while the back is decorated with five medallions and stylised clouds.

Two medallions depict Esfera Armilar, the Royal insignia of D Manuel I of Portugal (1495-1521) and his son D João III of Portugal (1521-57), while another bears the IHS insignia associated with the Jesuits and crown of thorns and the other two depict Oriental landscapes.

The dish is part of a small group of pieces that formed the first commission of Oriental porcelain for the Portuguese (and European) market and is characterised by the simultaneous presence of occidental and oriental motifs.

The estimate is €60,000-100,000.

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