Pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai saucer dishes thinly potted with upright rims, painted with four fan-shaped panels of carp and a mandarin fi sh swimming amongst smaller fish and aquatic plants, on a yellow ground with phoenix birds amongst blue peony, leaves and scrolls, encircling a central flowerhead and cash diaper band, all within a border of six butterfly reserves on a dense prunus flowerhead and seed green ground, the underside with a triangular and flowerhead border, the base with flowerhead mark in underglaze-blue within a double ring.

10 3/4 inches, 27.3 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


Both in overall excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

One: some bubble bursts to rim, a glaze shrinkage with associated miniscule slither nick to outer rim, foot rim nibbles.

Other: a natural fire flaw to the inner mouth rim original to manufacture, with associated area that fluoresces under UV light because of dirt in the flaw but glazed over.

Provenance & Additional Information

• From a French private collection.