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Fine and Rare Pair of Famille Verte Porcelain Plates

Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722


A remarkable pair.  Of form and beautifully decorated: the first with a Qilin (a myhtical animal of good omen) running in an outdoor setting; the second with a tiger (or leopard) chaising the a bird in a similar setting,  The cavetto of each most unusually decorated with reserrves in the shape of unfurled scrolls with scenes figures in landscapes and flowers and rockery.  All set upon a seeded green ground.  The decoration is superbly painted in deep and vibrant tones.

Diameter: 10 1/2 inches (27 cm.)
Ex:  Eisenbach-Erie Collection, England (early 20th century)

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