Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
Ceramics & Works of Art
Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
Pair of Chinese famille verte moulded shell-shaped dishes, Kangxi (1662-1722), of scallop-shell form, each decorated with a central stylised cruciform medallion with floral green stippled ground, flanked by flowering branches of peach blossom and magnolia, the rims with a narrow band of swirling pattern in underglaze cobalt blue.
Height: 16.2cm. (6 3/8in.)
Shallow frits to rim.
Dishes of this type were used to serve shellfish and their shape probably derives from French or English silver prototypes. For an illustrated example of a similar dish see F. Lunsingh Scheurleer 'Chinese Export Porcelain: Chine de Commande', (1974), pl. 119.
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