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Fine Large Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Plate

Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722


Of broad saucer shape and impressive size.  Beautifully decorated with a central reserve of two scholars in a landscape setting, surrounded by reserves of flowering plants, deer, and mythical animals- all symbolic of scholarship, beauty, good fortune, and long life.  Of particularly fine quality.
Diameter: 18 ½ inches (47 cm.)

A slightly larger but virtually identically decorated plate is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from the Salting Collection.  Another is in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul illustrated by Krahl and Ayers, 1986. Vol. III, No. 2873.

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