19 September 2007
The Property of a Massachusetts Collector
A FINE FAMILLE ROSE SHOU-CHARACTER DISH
JIAQING SEAL MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
The rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated in famille rose enamels and iron red with a band of shou characters set between a petal lappet border below and a ruyi border above, the interior decorated in iron red with five bats (wufu) surrounding a shou-character medallion
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam.
The Empress Dowager, Cixi.
Sarah Jane (Pike) Conger (wife of Edwin Hurd Conger, "Minister and Envoy Extraordinary" to Peking, 1898-1905), and thence by descent to Laura V. (Conger) Buchan and Sarah Conger (Buchan) Jewell.
Alberts-Langdon, Inc., Boston, 6 March 1991.
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