POLYCHROME

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.

£2,400.00
$ 3840.00

Clam Monster /Shen :
shen is a strange mythical beast sometimes referred to as a “clam-monster” that miraculously transformed shapes. It is said that shen



Condition: Very good, minor loss to some of the blue enamel.

Size: Diameter : 27 cm (10 1/2 inches)

Provenance: 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

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Stock number: 233741.