A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE 'FLOWER BASKET' DISHES QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
each painted in the center with a large basket of lotus, peonies and other blossoming flowers, enclosed by a border with panels of flowering plants reserved on a stippled diaper ground decorated with prunus branches, the base with an artemisia leaf within a double-circle and both with incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=99-I.
Diameter: 8½ in.
Both with filled minor rim frits with associated areas of overspray on the rim. Otherwise overall with minor firing imperfections and light surface wear.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
Ralph M. Chait Galleries New York, 17 July 2005
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 356, pp. 685-686, illus.
The 1721 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists ‘In Oct. 1723 His royal Majesty bought from the merchant Frantz Heinrich Konsprucke…99. 13 Dzn. round dishes painted with different flower baskets.’, Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, p. 686. Seven examples of variant design, bearing No. 99, are in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, but one identical plate also survives (P.O. 6704).