Lot 349
  • 349

A MASSIVE, RARE AND IMPRESSIVE FAMILLE-VERTE 'BANQUET' DISH QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 USD
Sold
187,500 USD
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Description

lavishly enameled and gilt, the entire surface depicting a vivid scene from the novel Romance of Sui and Tang, with Emperor Yang of Sui centrally seated before an array of dishes, flanked by attendants and enjoying the graceful dancing of a courtesan moving to the rhythms of numerous female musicians, all amid an extravagant court setting replete with elegantly attired ladies, imposing armored guards, imperial décor such as the auspicious figural sculptures of the lion and elephant flanking the stairs, and resplendent architecture including ornate columns and the imposing sweep of the tiled roofs, the reverse brightly decorated with four pairs of confronting storks in flight above cresting waves crashing against pyramidal rockwork, the base with a zhi mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, coll. no. 1343
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