London, South Kensington
6 September 2007
A large Canton famille rose 'cockerel' pattern dish, 19th century
enamelled with five cockerels in a fenced garden amidst plantain and flower beds, beside a blossoming prunus tree with two birds perched on its branches and butterflies in flight, encircled by a narrow wave pattern, cartouches enclosing birds and melon sprays reserved on a wan ground and a band of melon and floral sprays reserved on a gilt ground -- 14 5/8in. (37.2cm.) diam.
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