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Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Moulded Plate

£ 590

Category
Period
Reference
6089
Diameter
17 cm (6 3/4")
Chinese early 18th century porcelain plate made during the Emperor Kangxi's reign blue and white moulded plate made at Jngdezhen for export to Europe c1700.
The centre is painted with two standing ladies with a jumping boy all below a fringed willow tree in a garden setting.
The pattern could well be a reference to the story of Chang E The Goddess of the moon. She allegedly stole the elixir of immortality and had to flee to live on the moon. She is often depicted with at least one other lady
The sides are slightly moulded and painted with a double blue line which forms a ruyi head motif on the raised part of the side

The back is painted with a six character mark with in a double circle. This is an apocryphal mark to honour and not to deceive

The plate was made for export to Europe
Diameter
17 cm (6 3/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Small frits to the rim can be seen on the photograph