From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine and well-painted Kangxi Period (1662-1722) porcelain dish with apocryphal Chenghua Period mark, depicting two elegant ladies looking out over a terrace with banana leaf plants and trees. Cross-hatched motifs decorate the border along with four vignettes of peaches signifying longevity. The reverse is decorated with stylized mountains on the outer rim, and a six character apocryphal Chengua Period mark is contained within double circles in the center. A very similar pattern also appears in Kangxi Mark and Period dishes. Please see our Chinese Blue and White section for a Mark and Period example of this pattern.
Size and Condition: 8 inches in diameter, 1 1/4 inches deep. There are 4 small chips to the rim: these are at the 12 o’clock, 12:30, 2 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions, and there is one short hairline 3/4 of an inch long. The dish still rings well when tapped.