PERIOD: 18th century
LOT 158 A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' YELLOW-GROUND BISCUIT DISH KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD measurements note diameter 14 in., 35.6 cm DESCRIPTION the interior decorated with a central medallion of double incised outline enclosing two sinuous five-clawed dragons picked out in green and aubergine enamel in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst clouds, surrounded by peony, chrysanthemum, prunus and lotus sprays along the curved side, the exterior with four further dragons, all on a pale yellow ground CATALOGUE NOTE Compare a similar dish sold at Christie's Paris, 26th November 2002, lot 106; and a slightly smaller example sold at Christie's Amsterdam, 3rd May 1989, lot 182. A dish of this design and shape is illustrated in Liu Liang-yu, Ch'ing Official and Popular Ware, A Survey of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 5, Taipei, 1991, p. 78. Another similar dish, but with an everted rim, is in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and is illustrated in John Ayers and Masahiko Sato, Ceramic Art of the World, vol. 15, Tokyo, 1983, pls. 13-15.