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A magnificent and very rare large famille-verte 'figural' charger Qing dynasty, Kangxi period | 清康熙 五彩宴舞圖大盤

A magnificent and very rare large famille-verte 'figural' charger Qing dynasty, Kangxi period | 清康熙 五彩宴舞圖大盤

A magnificent and very rare large famille-verte 'figural' charger Qing dynasty, Kangxi period | 清康熙 五彩宴舞圖大盤

A magnificent and very rare large famille-verte 'figural' charger

Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

清康熙 五彩宴舞圖大盤


Diameter 52 cm, 20½ in.

This dish is in overall good condition, the enamels and gilding are well-preserved, with only some very minor wear and losses. There are also a few minor restored chips to the rim, and further small chips to the foot rim.


中文內容僅供參考,請以英文原版為準。整體品相良好,五彩及描金保存善好,僅見輕微磨痕、缺彩。口沿有少許微磕經修,足沿亦有小磕。


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

The Hon. Mrs Nellie Ionides (1883-1962), Buxted Park.

Sotheby's London, 18th February 1964, lot 230.

A European Private Collection.

Sotheby's London, 19th June 2002, lot 128.

Eskenazi Ltd., London.

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Nellie Ionides 女士 (1883至1962年)收藏

倫敦蘇富比1964年2月18日,編號230

歐洲私人收藏

倫敦蘇富比2002年6月19日,編號128

埃斯卡納齊,倫敦

This awe-inspiring charger, superbly painted with vivid enamels of the famille verte palette with a lively and dense scene of a lavish court banquet, is a particularly fine example of a distinguished group of large dishes created during the Kangxi period (1662-1722). With the composition extended to the edge of the plate, they represent veritable paintings on porcelains. When compared to its counterparts, the enamelling of the present piece is exceptionally impressive for its wealth of colour and meticulous detail. The brilliance of the overglaze enamels is subtly highlighted in gilt, which remains in a well-preserved state. Another noteworthy feature of the present piece is the extensive application of blue enamel across the dish. Since blue enamel had only been developed during the Kangxi reign, the colour scheme of this charger might have been devised specifically to exhibit the new colour that recently became available.

The scene on this large dish depicts an elaborate banquet, with the emperor entertained by a troop of female musicians and dancers in an extravagant palace. Similar depictions of banquets can also be found on related chargers: a large dish showing a banquet scene from the novel Romance of Sui and Tang, one in the Jie Rui Tang Collection, illustrated in Jeffrey P. Stamen, Cynthia Volk and Yibin Ni, A Culture Revealed. Kangxi-Era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection, Bruges, 2017, pl. 10, recently sold in our New York rooms, 19th March 2019, lot 349; two other chargers depicting a formal banquet scene, with the emperor seated at a central table and flanked on either side by officials at two long tables, one sold in our New York rooms, 11th April 1987, lot 199, the other sold at Christie’s London, 7th November 2006, lot 189.

Compare also a large Kangxi dish painted with a scene originating from the Yuan (1279-1368) play Lin tong dou bao, rendering dignitaries showing off their treasures, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing (accession no. xin-99638), illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 68, pl. 51.