21 - 22 June 2016
PAIRE DE PLATS EN PORCELAINE DE LA FAMILLE ROSE A FOND PUCE
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUES A SIX CARACTERES EN CACHET EN BLEU SOUS COUVERTE ET EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
The interior of each dish is decorated with peonies, lotus, chrysanthemum blooms and other flower scroll against a ruby ground. The back is painted with four lingzhi branches in iron-red; minute restored chips to one dish.
7 ½ and 7 5/8 in. (19 and 19.3 cm.) diam.
From an old North German merchand family, acquired in China around 1900-1920 by repute.
Property from a German family collection.
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Post Lot Text
A PAIR OF RUBY-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'FLOWER' DISHESCHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
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