24 March 2004
PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH AMERICAN COLLECTION
A LARGE DOUCAI DISH
The interior of the dish brightly enamelled with a central medallion composed of two opposed stylized phoenixes encircled by four large lotus blossoms borne on sinuous, curling stems, the well decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) amidst swirling clouds below a band of crashing waves scattered with further auspicious emblems at the rim, the exterior painted with lotus scroll, apochryphal Qianlong seal mark on the base
20 5/8 in. (52.5 cm.) diam.
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