London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
An iron-red enamelled dish, underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark
painted to the well with a Shou character roundel surrounded by the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist emblems) each on top of a lotus flowerhead, their tendrils intricately linked around the centre, the underside with evenly spaced, eight dragon and scrolling cloud roundels -- 8¼in. (20.9cm.) diam.
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A Kangxi example can be found in 'Qingdai yuyao ciqi-Gugong bowuyuan cang', Vol 1, Forbidden City Publishing, Beijing, 2005, pp.252-5, no. 86.
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