17 June 2003
A PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE VERTE SAUCER-DISHES
Similarly decorated in bright enamels and gilding, each with three ladies seated at a table with a qin, some holding fans, on a terrace overlooking a garden, within a cell-pattern band reserved with six tied emblem cartouches at the border, underglaze-blue artemesia leaf mark in a double circle within a grooved foot rim, minor rim chips and fritting, one rim crack and slight enamel retouching
13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) diam. (2)
The Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides
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A Tale of Three Cities, Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Sotheby's London, 1997, no. 98 (one dish).
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