12 May 2009
AN UNUSUAL FAMILLE VERTE SHALLOW DISH
KANGXI UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
With gently flaring sides, enamelled with an all-over scene depicting a scholar and attendant in conversation in a peaceful garden setting with a wicker-style fence, a grassy lawn, trees and a house nestling amongst rockwork to one side
10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) diam.
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In addition to the Kangxi nianhao, there is an etched three-character collector's mark, reading Jing zi zi.
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