London, South Kensington
19 July 2007
A Chinese blue and white dish, Early Kangxi (1662-1722)
painted in the centre with a fisherman on a sampan and a man carrying a bundle before pagodas in a mountainous river landscape -- 10 3/16in. (25.8cm.) diam.; a rouge de fer dish, enamelled with ladies before a dignitary in a veranda, encircled by panels enclosing precious objects and floral sprays, Kangxi; a yellow glazed dish, incised with writhing five-clawed dragons pursuing the flaming pearl amidst fire scrolls, underglaze-blue six character Guangxu mark; a famille rose teapot and cover, with landscape and poetic inscription cartouches reserved on a stippled ground, blue four character Yongzheng mark, 20th century -- 7in. (17.8cm.) wide; and a mottled lavender glazed quatrelobed waterpot, 20th century. (5)
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Please note that the yellow glazed dish has a minor chip to the rim.
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