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PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE DISHES
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CATALOGUE NUMBERS 0003 & 0004

PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE DISHES

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

LIKELY CA. EARLY 18TH CENTURY

DIMENSIONS

Diameter: 8 ½ inches

 

PROVENANCE

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 2000

 

CATALOGUE NOTES

A pair of famille verte dishes of identical form, each of broad saucer shape with wide flanged rim and resting upon a short pedestal with recessed underfoot. Each is decorated in the center with a different scene of a dignitary courting a maiden, in an outdoor setting. In one, the dignitary bows slightly towards the maiden who stands with her back towards him, with hands raised and clasped together as she gazes dreamily towards the distance. In the other, the dignitary stands straight with his head facing the maiden. He holds a fan in one hand and his other rests upon his belt. The maiden is slightly bent forward, and is posed with hands raised and clasped together. Her face displays pleasure from their interaction. Between them is her basket, resting upon the ground. The flanged rims are decorated with four ovular reserves containing flowers set upon a seeded green ground with a large flower head in the center of each section. The recessed underfoot of each bears in its center an apocryphal mark of the Buddhist swastika within double rings.