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Kangxi blue and white porcelain small Plate

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Category
Period
Reference
5671
Diameter
16 cm (6 1/4")
Chinese early 18th century blue and white porcelain dragon plate made during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi.

Excellent painting to the centre to show a writhing dragon trying to reach the flaming pearl surrounded by lightning bolts.

the sides painted with flower heads in a stylized wave border

The back is lavishly painted with flowers under the rim and to the base inside a double circle is a six character Cheng Huas mark. Cheng Hua was an earlier Ming Emperor who was much revered and the mark on this plate is to honour not to deceive as it is an apocryphal mark

The plate is quite flat so was probably the plate below a small sauce tureen or possibly a childs plate it was made for the Western market

Diameter
16 cm (6 1/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
Private English collection
Condition
Overall very good there is one area of very slight rubbing