A Fine Yongzheng Blue and White Porcelain Dish. Decorated in the Chinese Taste with a Boy Riding an Ox. The Potting is Very Substantial, the Thick Foot Rim is of Square Section with Beveled Edges. The Base with a Four Character Commendation Mark Which can be read as As the Heart Enjoys Precious Things.
Condition: Perfect but a few pieces of firing grit to the glaze.
Size: Diameter : 15.5 cm (6 inches)
Provenance:The Clive D. Collins Collection of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.
For a very dish of this pattern see : The Philadelphia 1949 Exhibition of Ming Blue and White, with The Oriental Ceramics Society (The Oriental Ceramic Society 1954, Re-printed by H.F. Collins &Co 1985) page 155 item 237. Described as Early K’ang Hsi (Kangxi) Period.