Kangxi Famille Verte Porcelain Dish, Chinese Export Porcelain c.1700
A Kangxi Faille Verte Porcelain Dish of Flower Shape. Painted in Rich Colours Including Overglaze Blue with a Scene of Brightly Coloured Mythical Sea Creatures, Shen (Clam-Monsters) with Flaming Pearls, Being Tossed About Among the Waves. The Border with More Shen and Birds on Flowering Branches. Theses Scenes are Divided by Panels of Rich Brocade.
Very good, minor loss to some of the blue enamel.
Diameter : 27 cm (10 1/2 inches)
The Collection of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, O.B.E, D.S.O. (see last photograph) "Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, DSO, OBE (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011) was a British author, scholar and soldier, best known as Paddy Fermor, who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Cretan resistance during World War II.He was widely regarded as "Britain`s greatest living travel writer",with books including his classic A Time of Gifts (1977). A BBC journalist once described him as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene." For his full entry in Wikipedia see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leigh_Fermor