CATALOGUE NUMBER 0103
BLUE & WHITE DISH
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722) WITH MARK
Diameter: 6 ⅜ inches
Marchant, Ltd., London
Collection of B. Hogstrom, Esq.
S. Marchant & Son, Transitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Markets, London, 1989
A blue and white shallow bowl, the interior painted with Shoulao, two companions and his deer attended by a servant on a rocky ledge watching a crane flying with joss-sticks in its beak to a temple in the waves, the underside with a boatman in a continuous mountain river scene. Six character mark of Kangxi within a double ring.
A piece of similar form, style and mark but with different motif is illustrated by Richard Kilburn in Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, no. 108. No. 106 in the same book is of very similar style and is illustrated by Margaret Medley in TOCS vol. 51, p. 67.