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.
Perfect but with minor firing faults.
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
Clam Monster /Shen : shen is a strange mythical beast sometimes referred to as a “clam-monster” that miraculously transformed shapes. The Chinese Classics use the word shèn to mean ‘a large shellfish’ that was associated with funerals and ‘an aquatic monster’ that could change its shape, which was later associated with ‘mirages’.