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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

Catalogue > Chinese Famille-Verte Porcelain
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Chinese Famille-Verte Porcelain Page 1 Extremely rare small Chinese famille verte lotus dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), in the form of a lotus blossom, painted in bright enamels, the central roundel with a phoenix and qilin within a peony garden, the radiating petals containing cartouches with further peony, lotus, chrysanthemum, birds and mythical beasts, including a Pixiu, heron and peacock, the reverse with delicate depictions of flowers, including narcissus, lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and prunus , diameter: 17 cm. (6 3/4in.); condition: three of the petals with frits to rim. The Qilin is a fire-breathing horned animal with hooves, the head of a dragon and the tail of a Buddhist lion. It is a good omen, related with the birth of sons and the imminent birth or passing of a great sage. It is frequently depicted with the feng huang (phoenix), another good omen symbolic of good fortune, luck and signal of a virtuous ruler.
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Chinese Famille-Verte Porcelain Page 2 Chinese famille verte ‘pie-crust’ rim octagonal platter, Kangxi (1662-1722), the centre decorated with phoenix amongst peony, peony seed heads, chrysanthemum, magnolia and foliage, the border with two pairs of opposing vignettes containing two cockerels and crabs within black ruyi, interspersed by fish amongst waterweeds with flowering branches against a green seeded ground, all within a moulded 'pie-crust' rim, diameter: 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.), height: 11 ½ in. (29.5 cm.); condition: fritting, minor glaze crackle, glaze blemish to one corner, chip to underside of rim
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Chinese Famille-Verte Porcelain Page 3 Pair of Chinese famille verte plates, Kangxi (1662-1722), c.1720, decorated to the central roundel with a small landscape scene with a hut, surrounded by a geometric floral band with three floral crests, the rim with gilt design against an orange ground with four cartouches containing scrolling flowers, diameter: 22cm (8 5/8in.), condition: one with piece missing from rim and associated crack approx. 17cm. in length, the other with wear to the enamels and cracking to the centre.
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We recommend the following books:

-Groninger Museum, Jorg, Christiaan J.A., Famille Verte: Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels (2011)
Catalogue > Chinese Famille-Verte Porcelain

Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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