A Chinese blue & white lotus-shaped dish. Kangxi period.
Formed as a lotus flower with nine radiating petals, similarly painted at the centre with insects in flight above a grasshopper perched on rockwork beside chrysanthemum an peony sprays, below nine lappets enclosing mandarin ducks on a lotus pond, a pair of birds beside a prunus branch, a pair of birds perched on a willow tree, and flowering branches and rockwork, below brown-glazed rims, the reverse with single upright flower sprays on each petal.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722), circa 1700
- 8.66 in. (22 cm)
- Reference :
For an identical dish, see Christie’s NYC, Interiors, 22-23 july 2014, lot 319.
Kangxi Porcelain dishes of this shape can be found in famille verte as well as blue & white porcelain.