From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a fine Famille Verte porcelain dish, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), well-painted with a figural scene of three people, two of which occupy an outdoor pavilion while a third looks on from the inside. Floral sprays, butterflies, and twin-fish are represented in the cavetto, while the border is executed in classic piecrust form.
While Kangxi era plates of this style and shape are by no means uncommon, this particular example was selected for the excellence of its painting. This is manifested here in the realism of the figures' faces, crispness of the clothing detail, and subtle richness of the famille verte coloration. Overall an excellent representation of its genre.
Size and Condition: 9 1/2 inches in diameter, 1 1/4 inches deep. One small glaze flake at the 6:30 position barely noticeable, and one on the reverse at the 9 o'clock position, also insignificant.