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A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' DISH

DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' DISH
DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
Painted to the interior with a central medallion of pine, prunus and bamboo, the exterior with a frieze of boys at play in a garden beside a lady seated in a pavillion
7 1/8in. (18cm.) diam.
Literature
A similar dish from the Weishaupt Collection is illustrated by Avitabile in From the Dragon's Treasure, Catalogue, no. 91. Another from the Hong Kong Museum of Art was included in their exhibition of The Wonders of the Potter's Palette, 1984, Catalogue, no. 98. A dish from the Addis Bequest, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, is illustrated by Kerr, Chinese Ceramics, Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty, pl 48.

The design on this dish is inspired by Ming prototypes such as the Chenghua dish in the National Palace Museum, Taibei illustrated in the Special Exhibition of Ch'eng-hua Porcelain, 1976, Catalogue, no. 15; related Xuande and Jiajing examples and also included ibid. 135 and 136 respectively.
Exhibited
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Kwan Collection, 1983, Catalogue, no. 15
National Museum of History, Taipei, Imperial Porcelain of late Ch'ing, From the Kwan Collection, 1984, Catalogue, no. 15
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