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PAIR OF BLUE & WHITE DISHES
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CATALOGUE NUMBERS 0008 & 0009

PAIR OF BLUE & WHITE DISHES

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Diameter: 10 ⅜ inches

 

PROVENANCE

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1998


CATALOGUE NOTES

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.