KANGXI or YONGZHENG c.1710 – 1730 Chinese Export Porcelain
An Unusual Large Chinese Export Porcelain Dish, Late Kangxi or Yongzheng c.1710-1730. The Striking Design Consists of a Two Tier Pagoda Flanked by Two Birds.
Condition: A chip to the rim filled c.11 mm x 5 mm, numerous small glaze chips and light friitng to the rim. The glaze is crazed.
Size: Diameter : 32 cm (12 1/2 inches)
References:For a rare version of this Chinese Blue and White Porcelain design see our `Sold Items` number 23955. For an 18th Century Dutch Delft dish with a version of this design see : Kangxi Blue and White, An Exhibition and Sale (The Chinese Porcelain Co, New York 1988) item 21.
A version of this early 18th century Chinese porcelain design but with a small building instead of a pagoda and without figures, is often found on teabowls and saucers of the late Kangxi and Yongzheng period. This design is commonly referred to as `The Cuckoo in the House` pattern.