11 May 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR
CHINESE EXPORT CERAMICS
A POLYCHROME-ENAMELLED 'PHOENIX' DISH
Enamelled in iron-red, green, yellow and aubergine and outlined in black with a large phoenix on an iron-red scale-pattern ground in a central roundel, below a band of yellow and red peony-heads with green foliage, the reverse with similar flowers and foliage between a narrow band of classic-scroll at the rim and stylised red and green stiff leaves around the foot-ring
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam.
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Compare the related dish in the Duca di Martina Museum, Naples, illustrated Il Museo Duca di Martina - La collezione orientale, Electa Napoli, 1999, p.42.
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