8 November 2005
A FAMILLE VERTE SAUCER-SHAPED DISH
Enamelled at the centre with two long-tailed birds, one hovering in flight and the other perched on a peach blossom branch growing beside tree peony, the well with four prunus and peach blossom sprays and below the rim a seeded green band with half flowerheads reserved with four bird and insect cartouches, the reverse with four flowering branches and a band of trellis-pattern reserved with four fish cartouches at the rim
10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) diam.
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