A Fine Kangxi Porcelain Famille Verte Dish c.1700. Well Painted with Figures on Terrace with a Large Tree Behind. The Diaper Border with Inset Stork Roundels and Ruyi-Heads. The Back with an Incised Lotus Leaf Band and Three Peony Branches in Famille Verte Enamel, The Base with a Underglaze Blue Leaf Mark. The Subject was Undoubtedly Taken from a Popular Novel and was Part of a Set, See References Below.
Condition: Very good, one small shallow chip along the rim c.6mm, this is only slightly deeper than a glaze chip. Small glaze chips and some rim frits.
Size: Diameter : 36.5 cm (14 inches)
References:Four Kangxi Famille Verte dishes with identical borders, each with a different scene, none of which are the same as the present example. They are painted in the same technique and style as the present example. They are from the Salting Collection are at the Victoria and Albert Museum, acquisition numbers : C.1202-1910 C.1203-1910 C.1204-1910 C.1205-1910. Gallery location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 9, shelf 1. Website location for one of the dishes (all four our on the V&A website) http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O494089/dish/