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Kangxi Blue and White Small Plate Blue and White Plate

£ 625

13.75 cm (5 1/2")
Chinese early 18th century blue and white small plate made during the reign of The Emperor Kangxi 1688-1722 at the kilns at Jingdezhen for export to Europe.
The centre painted with two ladies (long Elizas or Lanjen Eliza as the west knew them as), in a garden setting with a censer burning incense on a table with hollow rock work and a bare prunus tree.
the cavetto painted with pine fronds and bamboo which is a more unusual combination, Pine for longevity and bamboo is the symbol for a learned scholar. As all three friends are depicted on the front - pine, bamboo and prunus - which symbolizes endurance with the ability to live through the harshest of conditions
The underside of the rim is painted with auspicious flowers and a six character apocryphal mark for the earlier Ming Emperor Cheng H'ua, this was to honour and not to deceive
Excellent shape and colour
All prices include postage and packaging
13.75 cm (5 1/2")
very good 2 burst bubbles on the rim