Chinese imperial porcelain famille verte, wucai saucer dish thinly potted with upright rim, painted with a standing lady with one arm tucked into her elegant ruyi-cloud patterned robes, beside a table with censer, bowl, books and a vase with two peacock feathers, with an iron-red openwork stool at her side.

6 inches, 15.2 cm diameter.

The base with a six-character mark of Kangxi within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period, 1662-1722.

Fitted box.


Overall excellent condition with no chips or cracks, a minute nick and two minute bubble bursts on rim.

Provenance & Additional Information

• From the collection of H. M. Knight.
• Exhibited at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam in their exhibition of Oosterse Schatten, 1954, no. 352.
• Sold by Sotheby’s Hong Kong in their auction of Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 28th/29th November 1979, lot 149, pp. 130/1, purchased by Spink & Son Ltd., London.
• Sold by Christie’s Hong Kong in their auction of Fine Chinese Ceramics, 20th March 1990, lot 685, p. 186.
• Ed Chan, Galerius Collection, Marion, Massachusetts, 1999.
• From the collection of Jeffrey P. Stamen, The Jie Rui Tang Collection, collection no. 247.
• Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in their exhibition of The Colors of Earth, Kangxi Era Porcelain from the Stamen Collection, 2002, no. 16.
• Sold by Sotheby’s New York in their auction of Kangxi, The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, 19th March 2019, lot 350, p. 72.
• Very few Kangxi marked examples appear published. A related unmarked saucer dish of similar size is illustrated by Wang Liying in Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, vol. 38, no. 101, p. 111.