A fine blue and white and underglaze-red dish


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Kangxi (1662-1722), ca 1690

The dish has rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim.
The interior is painted with a large flowering branch of prunus and sprigs of bamboo growing near a rock. The flowers are outlined and well detailed in underglaze-red. A bird is perched on the branch while another in flight about to land, all below a moon and encircled by a double-line border repeated below the rim. The reverse is painted with two sprays of bamboo. The base has a ding mark.
Diameter 15.8 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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