A very large Chinese famille verte dish decorated with mythological animals and landscape. Kangxi period.
Painted to the central medallion with a pair of ducks in a garden with pomegranate and peony, surrounded by radiating shaped panels of a qilin, a phoenix, a river-landscape and flower-vases, alternate with panels of flowering gardens, all below panels of stylised flowerheads reserved on a diaper-pattern band at the rim, the base marked with artemisia leaf.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722), circa 1700-1720
- 13.77 in. (35.5 cm)
- Reference :
A very closely dish (inventory numbe AK-RBK-15902) is in the collection of the Rijkmuseum and published in Jan van Campen in Supplement to Chinese ceramics in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam : the Ming and Qing dynasties, 1997, p. 40, cat.nr. 465