London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
A BLUE AND WHITE FIGURAL DISH
KANGXI UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
The dish is decorated to the centre with a gentleman in long robes by an attendant holding a fan. A table with a censer and a pair of rabbits are in the foreground while a crane flies above. The well and everted rim are decorated with panels of elegant ladies alternated with flowers. The reverse is painted with ruyi-heads.
13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) diam.
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