Lot 113
  • 113

A BLUE AND WHITE 'MUSICIANS' DISH QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Description

  • porcelain
the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a broad everted rim, the interior painted in rich cobalt blue after an engraving by Nicolas Bonnart, depicting three European figures playing instruments, encircled by landscape-filled lotus-lappet panels in the well and rim, the exterior with freely painted bamboo sprays 

Provenance

Purchased in Paris in the early 1970s.

Catalogue Note

See a very similar dish in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, published in John Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, pl.184.
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