MING PORCELAIN. A Ming Blue and White Porcelain Kaiseki Dish Made for the Japanese Market, Late Ming, Transitional Period, Chongzhen 1628-1644. Decorated with the Three Friends of Winter, Pine, Bamboo and Prunus. The Gnarled Pine in the Center is Twisted to Form a `Shou` Character Meaning Luck and Blessings. The Border is of Informal Scrolling Plants Including Lingzhi Fungus.