A famille verte porcelain trembleuse

Kangxi period 1662 – 1722 AD, China

Height: 5cm, 2 inches

Width: 23 cm, 9 inches

The oval shaped saucer stands on a narrow circular hollow stand into which a drinking cup would have been placed for safe keeping for anybody who had the shakes, hence the term treἀmbleuse.

The scalloped indented rim is painted with a boarder of alternating panels of flowering branches and green fish egg design, the main field is moulded into flutes and painted with flowering peony plants against a white ground, the centre of the hollow stand decorated at the bottom with a chrysanthemum. The reverse painted with an oval boarder decorated with alternating panels of flowers and a lozenge pattern incircling two flower sprays.

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