From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine Kangxi (1662-1722) Mark and Period porcelain dish depicting an elegant lady being attended to by her servant. Cross-hatched motifs decorate the border, along with four vignettes of peaches signifying longevity. This dish is a very nicely executed example where the painter has skillfully used three different intensities of cobalt blue: Two different shades for the interior fields, and the third / darkest shade reserved only for the hair of the figures. It's a nice touch of the subtle artistry and thoughtful planning and execution of these higher-end pieces, sometimes overlooked by the undiscerning eye. The reverse is decorated with two fields of stylized mountains on the outer rim, and with the six-character Kangxi mark of the period contained within double circles.
Size and Condition: 8 1/4 inches in diameter. One small chip in-filled on the rim, otherwise perfect.