15 September 2016
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A BLUE AND WHITE PETAL-MOLDED DISH
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The center of the interior is decorated with a scholar accompanied by his attendant standing beside a crane beneath a towering pine tree. The well is decorated with petal-form panels enclosing precious objects beneath shaped panels enclosing double peaches. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.
10 1/8 in. (27.1 cm.) diam.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.
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