London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese famille verte underglaze blue hexagonal saucer-dish, Tianqi Chongzhen
with indented corners, enamelled in the well with two insects feeding off pomegranates, the cavetto and rim with quatrefoil floral cartouches alternating with triangular panels with a seated figure beneath a tree, each panel variously reserved on wan, cash and basket weave diaper grounds, the reverse with geometric motifs -- 5 7/16in. (13.6cm.) diam.
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Compare a similar saucer-dish illustrated in The Oriental Ceramic Society Hong Kong, Transitional Wares and their Forerunners, 1981, Hong Kong, pl.153.
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