CATALOGUE NUMBER 0074
FAMILLE JAUNE DISH
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Height: 6 ½ inches
The Chinese Porcelain Company, Ltd., New York, 1994
A famille jaune saucer dish of shallow, circular form rising to a gently flaring rim, supported on a short circular foot. Decorated in underglaze blue, gilt and bold famille verte enamels on a clear glaze. Painted with a central floral medallion encircled by a series of concentric borders. The first with five tear-drop-form leaves each containing two smaller blooms on a pale green ground. The second thin band with a foliate and geometric design on a pale aubergine ground. The third painted with brilliantly enameled blue and green chrysanthemums with curling leaves on a yellow ground. The last with similar tear-drop-form leaves. The reverse with an underglaze blue fungus mark within a double blue line circle.
Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, illustrated in Krahl/Ayers 1986, number 2844, page 1172. The Collection of Sir Alfred Aykroyd, sold at Sotheby's, London, May 17 1966, lot 185.