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A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'THOUSAND-BATS' DISH

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A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'THOUSAND-BATS' DISH

IRON-RED GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

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A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'THOUSAND-BATS' DISH Iron-red Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908) With shallow rounded sides, the interior and exterior enamelled with iron red bats, fu, flying among famille rose cloud scrolls, the base with four spur marks 22 1/8 in. (51.3 cm.) diam.
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Formerly in the collection of Major P. N. Small
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Lot Essay

Compare the example sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 30 March 1997, lot 285, which is also illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1983, pl.139

Jan Stuart, Layers of Meaning, in Joined Colors - Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain, 1993, p.57, explained that bats and clouds symbolise "vast happiness piled up to sky"

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