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Very Unusual Chinese Doucai and Famille Verte Porcelain Plate

Kangxi period

Underside of plate.

Underside of plate.


The center, painted in doucai with a single large scene of the famed Eight Horses of the Zhou Dynasty ruler Wang Mu; the inner rim, in famille verte, with reserves of birds in flowering branches.The underside with a slightly recessed cinquefoil reserve with a lotus flower.
Diameter: 12 inches (30.3 cm.)
Ex: American Collection (acquired from Ralph M. Chait Galleries in the 1950’s/ 60’s).
Note:The combination of doucai and famille verte on one object is extremely rare, as is the underfoot. A related plate with landscape decoration that was in the historic Collection of Augustus the Strong (1670-1733) is in the Zwinger Museum, Dresden.

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