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Fine and Rare Pair of Famille Verte Porcelain Plates

Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722


Beautifully decorated: the first, with a Qilin (a mythical animal of good omen) running in an outdoor setting; the second, with a Tiger (or Leopard) chasing a bird in a similar setting; the cavetto of each most unusually decorated with reserves in the shape of unfurled scrolls with scenes of figures in landscapes.  All set upon a seeded green ground flowers and rockery. 
All set upon a flower-strewn seeded green ground. 
The decoration is superbly painted in deep and vibrant tones.
Diameter: 10 ½ inches (27 cm.)
Ex:  Eisenbach-Erie Collection, England (early 20th century)

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