A LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE 'FLORAL' DISH QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG PERIOD
with shallow rounded sides supported on a straight foot, vibrantly enameled with tangled stems of peony, rose, and chrysanthemum twisting upwards and across, the blooms in delicate shades of pink and yellow, the leaves rendered turquoise and green, the rose thorns picked out in pink, the rest of the surface undecorated, the base with incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=176-I.
Diameter: 14½ in.
In overall good condition with expected surface wear, minor firing flaws including burst bubbles, and smoked patches in the glaze. The base inscribed 'N:176. I' and the underside with a collection label.
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The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
Marchant & Son, London, 2005.
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 365, p. 702, illus.
As noted in Ströber, 2001, p. 76, the present dish was presumably acquired by Augustus the Strong in 1727 as contemporary porcelain.
The 1779 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists ‘A Service painted with red and colored flowers comprising a hundred pieces large and small pieces… No. 176.’ Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, p. 702.