A famille verte dish
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, 1662-1722AD, China
Diameter: 38 cm, 14.96 inches
The circular dish with gently rising sides is supported on a circular foot rim. The interior is decorated with a central square, the sides with four fan shaped panels all painted with naturalistic scenes of flowering trees and plants amongst rock work, birds, butterflies and insects, all divided by a green fish egg boarder incorporating flowers and dragons. The Famille Verte enamels are bright and the colours particularly varied including black, yellow, aubergine and most striking of all thick over glaze blue enamel. The reverse is decorated with a pattern of lotus flowers on a scrolling frame.
Condition: One minor restored chip to the inside edge.