M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
KANGXI MOULDED BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN DEEP DISH
After a European Silver Form
The well painted molded deep dish delicately potted with a fine glaze,
having a central roundel with floral sprays within a double blue line, the cavetto and rim molded in eight swirling panels,
the panels also separated by double blue lines and painted with further foliate and floral sprays
alternating with floral sprays with phoenix; the verso painted with three blooming prunus branches
centering an underglaze blue fretted square within concentric circles
Ref : A plate of identical form and similar decoration, is illustrated,
Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain, Howard and Ayers, p. 35, Pl. 18,
where it is described :
"A fine and characteristic example of K'ang Hsi cobalt-blue and (white) style of painting.
The plate imitates a common European silver form,
which may however have been transmitted by way of an intermediary in delftware."
Condition : Excellent, with several minor rim flake, primarily to the verso
Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain, Howard
& Ayers, p. 35, Pl. 18
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Early Asian Ceramics
Kangxi Moulded Blue & White Porcelain Deep Dish, after European Silver Form, China, c1690-1700
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