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kangxi blue and white petal shaped plate

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Category
Period
Reference
5648
Height
2 cm (0 3/4")
Diameter
17 cm (6 3/4")
Chinese early 18th century blue and white moulded and shaped saucer plate made at the kilns at Jingdezhen during the reign of The Emperor Kangxi as export ware to Europe. The shaped plate represents a lotus flower with the pointed petal shaped sides.



Painted with intense decoration with the technique known as Pencil painting as the infill is in lines like shading with a pencil rather than filling in with a paint brush.

The decoration shows birds, magpies, amongst chrysanthemums with grasses and a grass border.

Magpies in Chinese folklore are auspicious birds as they are the bird of happiness, the bringer of good news and the harbinger of spring. It was believed that if magpies were to nest in your garden or on your land then you will have joy in your life.

The Chrysanthemum was one of the four noble flowers and was associated as well with a pleasant life, generosity and a happy retirement from public life and a long life. Painted to the underside with flower sprays

Overall a very good and unusual deep plate with a good colour.
Height
2 cm (0 3/4")
Diameter
17 cm (6 3/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Overall very good with one small frit to the tip of one of the petal points as seen on the photograph