25 September 2020
A FINELY DECORATED FAMILLE VERTE DISH
YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)
The center is finely decorated with Li Bai leaning against a tiered rock formation while drinking wine from a cup. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.
6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam., cloth box
Private collection, England.
Roger Keverne, London, 2009.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
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Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics - Summer Exhibition, London, 2009, p. 56, no. 44.
London, Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics - Summer Exhibition, June 2009.
The scene depicted on the dish illustrates the poem Drinking Alone in the Moonlight, by the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) poet Li Bai.
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