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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND CRANE' PORCELAIN DISH
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND CRANE' PORCELAIN DISH

EARLY KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1670

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND CRANE' PORCELAIN DISH
EARLY KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1670
The well-potted dish is decorated to the centre with a crane in flight above a pavilion and another crane standing on a rock emerging from crested waves. The interior and exterior of the rim are decorated with four-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl. The base has an unglazed channeled foot rim with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark.


13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam.
Provenance
With Geoffrey Waters, London, 29th November 2002.
The Collection of Professor Stephen Charles Wallace, FInstP, and Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, RSC, FInstP.

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The unglazed channeled foot on the present lot appears to have been used by the potters at Jingdezhen for a short period of time around 1670, and disappears in the second half of the Kangxi period.

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