London, South Kensington
4 February 1999
A Chinese blue and white circular basin
painted with two cranes wading in a river among lotus within borders of peony sprays and bats in flight among clouds, the exterior decorated with further peonies -- 16in. (42cms) diam, 18th century, (rim nibbles).
See Colour Plate 6.
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The basin is 19th century in date, not 18th century.
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