Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
Ceramics & Works of Art
Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
Large Chinese deep blue and white dish Kangxi (1662-1722), painted in a bright underglaze cobalt-blue with two phoenixes on rockwork amongst scrolling flowering peonies; the base with a double footrim indicating that this dish was produced near the beginning of the Kangxi period.
Diameter : 32.7 cm. (12.7/8 in.)
Small rim chips and fritting
In China the phoenix is referred to as feng huang and was able to judge human character, suitably rewarding commendable people. The peony has different names each with its own connotation; including ‘king of flowers’, ‘the most beautiful’ and ‘flower of riches and honour’.
Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
This dish bears the label of Sydney Moss; historically one of the top London dealers in Asian porcelain and works of art.
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