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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: 18.5 inches (47 cm.) in diameter

A virtually identical Plate from the collection of Augustus the Strong is in the Zwinger Museum, Dresen. Another is inthe Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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