London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER RED DISH, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
formed as an open flower with five sectioned petal compartments, each painted with an underglaze red bat motif, the central roundel with a Shou character, the underside densely painted with the eight Immortals portrayed in underglaze blue on a red foaming wave ground, Yang he tang zhi 'Hall for Cultivating Harmony' four character mark in underglaze blue mark to base -- 5 1/8in. (13cm.) wide.
From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.
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