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The dish fluted in the form of a chrysanthemum, with ribbed slightly curved sides rising from a short foot-ring, painted in bright famille verte, gilt and powder-blue enamels, the central roundel decorated with an elegant lady dressed in long green robes within a terraced garden with pierced rockwork and butterflies, all within a frame of double blue circular lines, the rim with a complex border composed of four different decorative themes, including a reverse decorated red-ground floral meander, antiques and precious objects, flowering branches with birds and butterflies in dark shades of blue and a powder-blue ground panel decorated in gilding with mountainous landscapes, the reverse with two red peony sprays, the base glazed.


Another dish with the same type of pattern is illustrated in Christiaan J.A. Jörg, 'Famille Verte - Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels’, Groninger Museum, 2011, p. 58, pl. 57, where Jörg describes how the different themes, the powder-blue, the underglaze blue and the overglaze iron-red and famille verte enamels ”showcases the virtuosity of the porcelain producer, who used various decorative techniques in different media, for which three kiln firings were needed.” (p. 58).


Diameter: 21.5 cm; 8 1/2 ins.

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