London, South Kensington
11 November 2015
A SET OF THREE BLUE AND WHITE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The dishes are variously enamelled in vibrant blue tones with mythical beasts in a landscape, one is painted with a pair of horses and a bar hovering above, another with a qilin confronting a bird, and the third with a pair of lions.
11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) diam.
Property from the collection of a private European family (acquired in Beijing by a diplomatic family between 1956-1959).
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