A beautiful famille rose dish with the emblems of the eight immortals or baxian. They represent poverty, wealth, aristocracy, plebianism, age, youth, masculinity and feminity. At 12 o'clock, the two emblems represent Li Tiequai (gourd)and Han Xiangzhi (flute). At three o'clock the emblems represent Lan Caihe (basket of flowers)and He Xiangu (lotus). At 6 o'clock, it represent Zhang Guolao (bamboo tube) and Cao Guojiu (castanets). Finally at 9 o'clock, the emblems represent Zhongli Quan (fan) and Lu Dongbin (sword). All the emblems are partially gilded. In the centre of the dish, there is a pair of peaches, repesenting longevity and a wufu, the five fortunes surrounded by the lotus leave. It has a honorific "Cheng Hua" four character mark to the base of the rim. It also has a gilded scalloped shaped rim. Cir. late 19th century. A very nice famille rose piece.
The dish is in good condition. No chip, crack,repair or hair line. Only minor wear to the gilding on the rim and enamel.
The measurement of the famille rose dish is as follows: the dimater is 23.3cm and the height is 3.6cm.