A Chinese “Chrysanthemum” dish decorated with a pavilion and two song-birds. Yongzheng period
Predominantly painted in rouge-de-fer, gilding and grisaille, with a pair of song-birds in flight above a pavilion rising from swirling waves, within bands of pointed petals and alternating panels of further waves, and gilt-ground diaper patterns on the petal-moulded sides with scalloped rim, the exterior with lotus stems bearing leaves and blooms picked out in tones of green and gilding, applied on tiered petals in iron-red and yellow.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735
- 8.26 in. (21 cm)
- Reference :
From an important private European collection made around 1960
A cup and saucer with this decoration are in the collection of the British Museum (London, Museum number Franks 908).