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A FAMILLE ROSE RUBY-BACK SAUCER DISH
A FAMILLE ROSE RUBY-BACK SAUCER DISH

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A FAMILLE ROSE RUBY-BACK SAUCER DISH
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Well painted on the interior with a hen and pecking rooster amidst flowering shrubs and garden rockery, the base with an archaistic seal mark inscribed through a deep pink enamel medallion on the base to the white glaze beneath
6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Duveen Brothers Inc., New York.
Morgan Collection, no. G. 11.
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The mark may be read, Gongming fugui, hongfu qitian, and may be translated, 'Riches and honor, and abounding happiness reaching to heaven'.

A similar dish dated to the Qianlong period and with a similar mark on the base, one of a pair in the collection of the Percival David Foundation, is illustrated by R. Scott, For the Imperial Court - Qing Porcelain from the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, pp. 96-7, no. 32, where the author notes that "the decoration on the interior of the dish provides a rebus for the same auspicious wish" (as the mark).
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