London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A large blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Kangxi (1662-1722)
with flared rounded sides, supported on a short tapering channelled foot, the interior painted with nine phoenix including a central phoenix encircled by four at the well and four at the sides, the undersides with four phoenix, underglaze blue artemesia leaf mark -- 15¼in. (38.7cm.) diam.
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