CATALOGUE NUMBER 1341
FAMILLE VERTE BOWL
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722) WITH SIX-CHARACTER CHENGHUA MARK
Diameter: 7 ½ inches
Morgan Family Collection, no. 1261
St. Louis Art Museum, no. 173:15
Marchant, Ltd., London, 2005
A famille verte deep flared bowl, decorated on the exterior with rectangular shaped panels painted with peacocks on a rock promontory, looking up at the moon in a mountainous river landscape, all on a floral blue enamel flower head ground and decorated with a lute, bell, wind instruments and cymbals. The Interior painted in the well with a yellow chilong dragon, encircled by floral reserves of orchid, prunus, chrysanthemum, cymbidium and orchid on blue enamel reserves on an aubergine enamel diaper ground. The foot rim with a scroll design. The underside with a six-character mark of Chenghua in underglaze blue within a double ring.