A Chinese famille verte lobed dish decorated with a lady standing by a fence on a terrace. Kangxi period.
Decorated in the centre with a lady standing by a fence on a terrace. The eight panels on the sides show, alternately, some of the « Hundred Antiquities », bai gu, in enamels, lotuses reserved on a red ground, flowering plants and butterflies in underglazed blue, and a pine or a pavilion and a bamboo in gold on a powder blue ground. On the reverse, flowers sprays in red and green enamels. This dish showcases the virtuosity of the porcelain producer, who used various decorative techniques in different media for which three kiln firing were needed.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 20 cm
- Reference :
Alex Finck 28 avenue Louise, Bruxelles
A dish held on at the Groninger Museum (inv.no. 1988-226) with the same sides, but with waves and shells painted on the centre, is illustrated by Christiaan Jörg in Famille Verte – Chinese porcelain in green enamels. (p. 58, no. 57).