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A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE CHARGER, 19TH CENTURY, the interior gracefully decorated with two gnarled branches of blossoming prunus and a branch of red-blossomed peony which extend over the slightly lipped rim from the exterior where subsidiary branches spread around the sides, one branch with gray bark and white blossoms, the other with yellowish-brown bark and pink blossoms, a sprig of multi-colored lingzhi fungus sprouting from a gap in the bark near the rim, with insects hovering amidst the branches, Yongzheng mark in underglaze blue within a double circle--20 5/8 in. diam.

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A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE CHARGER, 19TH CENTURY, the interior gracefully decorated with two gnarled branches of blossoming prunus and a branch of red-blossomed peony which extend over the slightly lipped rim from the exterior where subsidiary branches spread around the sides, one branch with gray bark and white blossoms, the other with yellowish-brown bark and pink blossoms, a sprig of multi-colored lingzhi fungus sprouting from a gap in the bark near the rim, with insects hovering amidst the branches, Yongzheng mark in underglaze blue within a double circle--20 5/8 in. diam.

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For illustrations of two Yongzheng mark and period dishes of this pattern see Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, Qing Porcelains from the Palace Museum Collection, 1989, pl. 147; and M. Beurdeley and G. Raindre, Qing Porcelain, 1986, pl. 130
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