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Kangxi blue and white porcelain klapmutts dish

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Category
Reference
5719
Diameter
16 cm (6 1/4")
Chinese early 18th century blue and white dish made for the export market. The shape is referred to as Klapmuts or Klapmutsen as the rim is turned out and flat so enabling the European to rest their spoon on it.

The dish is painted in panels to the outside with either flowering tree peonies issuing from rockwork with grasses or scholars items including jardinières of flowers and scrolls.

The centre is painted with tree peonies grasses and hollow rock.

The underside is also well painted with ruyi headed shaped clouds and tendrils of flowers

Jade mark to the base showing that it was considered a fine piece
Diameter
16 cm (6 1/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
from a private English collection where it was purchased from Guest and Gray
Condition
Overall excellent at some point a hole was drilled through thefoot rim to hang the plate.