Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
Ceramics & Works of Art
Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
Pair of Chinese famille verte plates, Kangxi (1662-1722), each decorated with a central stylised cruciform floral motif and four large lotus-leaf cartouches containing prunus, pine and bamboo issuing from rockwork, interspersed by stylised lotus buds and sprouting grasses, the rims with narrow scrolling bands in iron red, the reverse with three peony sprays and central floral mark within concentric circles in underglaze cobalt blue.
Diameter: 21cm. (8 1/4in.)
Some spray, shallow frits to rim.
An illustrated example of a plate with the same pattern on a green ground can be found in Jorg, Christiaan, 'Famille Verte', p. 65, pl. 66. Variations of this pattern can also be found on 18th century Delft faience.
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