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WUCAI CHARGER
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CATALOGUE NUMBER 1448

WUCAI CHARGER

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Diameter: 16 ¾ inches

 

PROVENANCE
  • Marchant, Ltd., London

  • Benjamin Edwards Collection

  • Christie's New York, January 22, 2003, lot 181

 

CATALOGUE NOTES

A large famille verte province dish, with a large coat-of-arms inscribed ZEELANDT in the center on a field enameled with peony stems on the side and 2 red butterflies on the bottom and 1 blue butterfly  on the top of the dish. The well and rim with underglaze blue diaper pattern enclosing aquatic creature cartouches, landscape vignettes, and birds in blossoming boughs, cobalt blue bamboo on the back. Similar examples: Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III, sold at Christie's NY in 1/22/02 Lot 35-42.  Picture in Christie's NY catalogue, Jan 22, 2003, p. 30, Lot 41.