London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A SMALL CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'SENSE OF SMELL' DISH, KANGXI
painted with a scene of three figures in European dress and wigs, standing on a veranda holding flower sprays, attended by a servant holding a basket with more flowers, all within a decorative border painted with flowering peony branches, stylised rockwork and a pair of birds, the exterior painted with three peony sprigs, an artemisia leaf within a double circle to the base -- 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.)
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After a Bonnart brothers engraving from a 'Five senses' series.
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