London, South Kensington
7 November 2014
A PAIR OF POWDER BLUE-GROUND FAMILLE VERTE CHARGERS
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Each is decorated with a central cartouche enclosing a phoenix and mythical beast in a garden setting in reserve on a powder blue ground, the rim is similarly decorated with smaller shaped panels enclosing mythical beasts and scholar's objects. Each base is marked in underglaze blue with a lozenge within a double circle.
15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) diam.
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