A VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER | QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
The deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a wide everted rim, painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a scene from the 'Moon Palace', with the white hare pounding the elixir of immortality.
60.8 cm, 23 ⅞ in.
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Please note this lot will be available for collection after the sale from New Bond Street until 9th November 2018 only, thereafter it will be transferred to Greenford Park Warehouse and available to collect from 13th November onwards.
The large dish is in good overall condition with the exception of two c.9.5 and 9 cm hairline rim cracks at 1 and 11 o'clock; two rim chips c.4.5 x 1.7 cm and 1.5 x 1 cm; the dish is attached to a metal hook for suspension which has caused some chipping around the rim; and there is light wear to the surface and some glaze firing imperfections, especially in the upper part of the moon-shaped reserve.
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