CATALOGUE NUMBERS 0460 & 0461
PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Diameter: 14 ¼ inches
The Chinese Porcelain Company, Ltd., New York, 2000
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York (according to label)
A pair of dishes. Each of shallow, saucer form with slightly flaring edge, supported on a short footrim with recessed base. Decorated in underglaze blue and famille verte enamels. Painted in the center with a large, pierced basket filled and overflowing with vibrant chrysanthemum and peony blossoms, encircled by two black lines and enclosed at the rim with a border of oblong panels each containing a floral sprig and surrounded by a dense ground of scrolling chrysanthemum blooms. The base painted in the center in underglaze blue with a double blue line circle.