15 September 2011
THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE DISHES
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
With shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the interiors painted with three different characters from the novel, 'Water Margin', and the exterior covered with a pale green glaze
6 7/8 in. (17.3 cm.) diam. (2)
One: John Sparks Ltd., London.
Both: F.G. & E.H. Morrill Collection.
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One: Oriental Ceramic Society, London, probably Polychrome Porcelain of the Ming and Manchu Dynasties, 1950, no. 23, collection of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Blake.
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