A Chinese porcelain famille verte chrysanthemum dish, painted in the centre with the edge of a balconied terrace with a vase of chrysanthemum flowers within a blue lozenge border, encircled by four roundels of the three friends of winter, sanyou, pine, prunus, and bamboo, with four bottle vases with blue ground cracked ice and prunus decoration, all amongst precious objects including a wrapped qin, bunches of tied scrolls, weiqi games boards, censers, bowls and covers, lozenges and vases holding coral and ruyi branches, all beneath thirty four prunus flowerheads on each petal, the rim dressed brown. The underside with three camellia branches, the base with underglaze blue lingzhi mark with a double ring.

Kangxi, circa. 1700

9 ½ inches, 24.2cm diameter

Provenance & Additional Information


  • Formerly in a French collection.
  • Sold by Marchant 10th June 2003.
  • From the collection of Richard and Maxine Markell, New Rochelle, New York.


Three minute rim nibbles retouched, one with associated line between a petal probably original in the firing.