Archive item - not for sale
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with the Three Star Gods, Shoulao, Fuxing and Luxing, amidst pine trees accompanied by two boys, a deer and a crane in flight amongst cloud scrolls, a further crane resting in the trees, all within a fenced garden, the rim decorated with with florettes against cellular border patterns interspersed by beribboned auspicious objects in shaped cartouches, the reverse with an artemisia leaf to the base within a double footrim; .
Diameter: 13 7/8in. (35.2cm.),
Some fritting to the rim and 3 minor chips to rim
The Three Star Gods are Daoist dignitaries who personify Good Fortune, Prosperity and Longevity.
Famille Verte - Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels