CATALOGUE NUMBERS 1323 & 1324
PAIR OF POWDER-BLUE, GILT AND FAMILLE VERTE CHARGERS
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Diameter: 15 ¾ inches
Christie's New York, January 24, 2005, lot 43
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1984
Pair of dishes in powder blue and gilt with famille verte reserves. The dishes, similarly decorated, depict a central domestic scene of a seated gentleman playing the qin while his wife gestures to a servant girl bearing a tray to attend to her master. The reverse of each is decorated with double concentric circles containing a Buddhist symbol.