CATALOGUE NUMBERS 0008 & 0009
PAIR OF BLUE & WHITE DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Diameter: 10 ⅜ inches
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1998
Pair of powder blue and blue and white plates, of similar broad rounded form, with sloping cavetto and wide flat well, resting upon a short, flat pedestal foot with slightly recessed underfoot. The interior of each is decorated with a large barbed octofoil reserve. One is decorated with lotus, the other is decorated with a flowering tree, all painted in underglaze cobalt blue in a fine broad stroke painting style with fine stippling. The reserves drawn against a deep powder blue ground. The reverse sides decorated with bamboo along the edge. The underfoot bearing an apocryphal leaf mark within double rings drawn in underglaze blue.