From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, an absolutely superb Kangxi Mark and Period Charger, 1662-1722, depicting an elegant lady in a garden pavilion tending to a lit censer while her servant stands adjacent with a ruyi-shaped fan. An egret flies overhead and two rabbits sit in the foreground beneath a banana leaf plant. On the outer rim, there are four cartouches of other elegant ladies interspersed with four cartouches of flowering plants, all separated by key fret reserves. The reverse depicts ruyi-head motifs and flower sprigs, along with the Kangxi six character mark and of the period contained within double circles in the center well. Overall, this piece is especially well-painted with beautifully vivid blues, and is unquestionably one of the best Kangxi Mark and Period pieces we have come across in awhile.
Size and Condition: 13 5/8 inches in diameter. There are two flakes / chips on the back, one of which is slightly visible from the front, and there are three other smaller frits to the rim edge. No repair or restoration and a good ring when tapped.
We regret being able to post only four photos at this time: Normally, we would post a full 8 or 12 shot series for a fantastic piece like this, but we had camera breakage before we finished the photo shoot, and just wanted to get this piece listed in time for the holiday weekend. We will update with additional photos after the holiday.