London, South Kensington
11 November 2015
A LARGE PAINTED ENAMEL 'BUTTERFLIES' DISH
The dish is decorated with a central cartouche depicting butterflies and a pair of rabbits in a garden with blossoming peonies, begonias and chrysanthemums. The border is decorated with floral panels on the yellow-ground, and a similar design is on the reverse. The base is boldly decorated with a dragon emerging from clouds and tumultuous waves.
13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diam.
Acquired in Asia prior to 1930.
Property from a Private Belgian Collection.
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