A pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte cake stands, tazza, each painted on the saucer shape top with a basket of peony beside two stacks of books encircled by precious objects including scrolls and ruyi­-sceptres each tied with ribbons, beneath a flowerhead band at the rim, the underside with three branches of prunus sprays in iron-red, all on a stem foot with a lotus petal, keyfret and jewelled band.

8 ¾ inches, 22.2 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


Available on request.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a West Dorset private collection.
  • A Kangxi blue and white tazza painted with ladies from the collection of The Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden is illustrated by David S. Howard in A Tale of Three Cities, Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong, 73, p. 70.