A FAMILLE-ROSE 'MALLOW AND ROSE' SAUCER DISH
YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
清雍正 粉彩錦葵嬌玫紋盤 《大清雍正年製》款
the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently flared rim, the interior painted in bright enamels with a long curved stem of yellow-flowering mallow opposite a blooming pink rose stem, along with two smaller floral sprigs and a small butterfly in flight to the well, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue
Diameter 15.4 cm, 6 in.
Examination under UV light reveals a ca. 3cm long hairline above the butterfly extending from the rim into the well, with a ca. 1cm retouched shallow rim chip and a ca. 0.2cm retouched flake to well.
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