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Fine Pair of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dishes

Kangxi period


Of round, molded form with petal shaped areas and foliated rim.
Each is decorated in the center with a Shou character surrounded by branches of peaches (all symbolic of Long Life); the cavetto, with alternating designs of Precious Things and flowerheads; the area below the rim, with reserves of flowering plants; the reverse side, with similar decoration. All finely painted in deep underglaze blue. The underfoot of each with an apocryphal Chenghua mark (Ming dynasty).
Of the Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722
Diameter: 6 3/8 inches (16 cm.)
Ex: Private American Collection
Ex: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, 1990’s
Plates with varying but related decoration are in the Palace Museum, Beijing: 2005, Chinese edition of Blue and White Porcelain Shunzhi and Kangxi periods in the Palace Museum, Nos. 62, 70, and 94 (with Chenghua apocryphal mark).

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