A Chinese imari set of 3 plates decorated with a kilin. Kangxi period.
Decorated in the centre with flowers issuing from a jardinière, the border with three shaped vignettes containing a mythical beast and branches of peony, a pair of birds on flowering branches, and an insect flying amongst branches of chrysanthemum
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 9 inches (23 cm)
- Reference :
This model is influenced by the Japanese porcelain. The central jardiniere in the Japanese porcelain is called “Hana Kago” and in the Chinese culture is reputed belongs to Lan Tsai-Ho.