A Chinese blue and white dish with a mongolian hunting scene. Kangxi period.
The plate is decorated in underglazed blue and white, with an iconic Kangxi image : two Mongolian horsemen in a rocky landscape, armed with bow spear, pursuing a deer, and accompanied by hound hunting. The rim is painted with a large band of scrolling lotus around the scalloped edge with Buddhist auspicious emblems like the pair of fishes, the endless knot, the conch-shell, the state umbrella, the covered vase or the lotus flower. The reverse is painted with a double circle around the lotus flower encircled by single flowers on stems.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 24 cm
- Reference :
For a set of seven similar dishes, but with a rabbit hunting, see Christie’s London, 4 september 2012, lot 105.
For a similar dish, always with a rabbit hunting, see The Choice of the Private trader, The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain illustrated from the Hodroff Collection (David Howard, 1994, p. 42, no. 8).