London, South Kensington
10 September 2009
A FAMILLE ROSE EXPORT COCKEREL DISH, YONGZHENG (1723-1735)
painted to the centre in heavy vibrant enamels with a proud cockerel standing on blue enamelled pierced rockwork, and amongst oversized peony sprays and a butterfly in flight, the rim with a ruyi-apron embellished with fruiting branches on a whorl ground -- 13¾in. (34.8cm.) high.
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