A Chinese famille verte charger decorated with a dragon chasing the flaming pearl. Kangxi period.
Decorated in the famille verte palette, with a dragon chasing the flaming pearl amongst the sea and separated by two carps.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 13.58 in. (34.5 cm)
- Reference :
For a jar with a similar design, see Christie’s, Paris, 29 april 2003, lot 340.
For a pair of plates with a similar design, see Christie’s Monaco, 17 june 1990, lot 3
A dish with a similar decoration to the center but a different border is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of New York (2001.362/galerie 203)
This decoration looks emblematic of the Transitional period. Symbolizing the the process of creation, the water denotes the female principle (yin), the dragons represent the male principle (yang).