Chinese famille verte ‘Pie crust’ platter. Kang Hsi period.

August 28, 2019 1:30 pm Published by

A good Chinese porcelain ‘Pie crust’ platter, Kang Hsi period, c. 1700. The moulded hexagonal shaped platter, painted in famille verte enamels, with a central scene of two ladies displaying flowers on a terrace, before a table, upon which stands a large vase of flowers. Beneath them runs a stream, in which grow lily pads. A willow tree and a peony tree grow on the opposite bank.
All within a moulded border, painted with butterflies in oval panels, upon a seeded green border, decorated with stylised flower heads.
The reverse with with floral scroll, around an unglazed base.
Length -31.5 cm, 12 3/8″
Width – 21.5 cm, 8 1/2″.
Condition – Some typical fritting to the rim, and minor wear to the overglaze enamel. No restoration.

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