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A RARE FAMILLE-VERTE 'PEACH' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 HKD
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A RARE FAMILLE-VERTE 'PEACH' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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Hong Kong

A RARE FAMILLE-VERTE 'PEACH' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
the shallow rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, brightly enamelled on the interior with a large peach of variegated green, mottled olive and rusty brown tones, inscribed with two seal characters reading wanshou (longevity) in gilt, the fruit borne on a knotted bough issuing lanceolate leaves of various shades of green, similarly painted on the exterior with three detached sprays of peach gilt with shou characters, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle
28.7 cm, 11 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Dishes of this design are rare, although one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Kangxi. Yongzheng. Qianlong. Qing Imperial Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 70, pl. 53; another from the Sir Percival David collection, and now in the British Museum, London, is published in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 6, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 218; and a third example was sold in our London rooms, 5th December 1995, lot 306.

Dishes of this type were made for the Kangxi Emperor as ten thousand longevities could only be designated for the emperor and empresses of China.  Wanshou, which means 'ten thousand longevities', written inside a peach represents the wish, 'May the immortal peach grant you longevity (wanshou wujiang)'.

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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Hong Kong