A VERTE-IMARI 'GOVERNOR DUFF' SAUCER DISH
QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1720-30
the interior painted with a couple and their dog in a garden in iron red, black and gilt with touches of green, all within a narrow cell-pattern border at the rim
Diameter 27.9 cm, 11 in.
There is a hairline (ca. 2.5 cm) extending from the rim, and some small chips to the rims and foot. Some surface scratches and light losses to the enamels and gilding are also visible.
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Inventory, 1949 'An oriental circular saucer shaped dish decorated with two figures, and a dog in rouge de fer, 11” diameter' in the Drawing Room