Pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dishes each with chrysanthemum fluted body and foliate rim, painted with different pairs of birds with one in flight and one perched amongst flowering branches of prunus and camellia, beneath a border with butterflies and flowering plants including chrysanthemum, peony, aster and prunus on a seed green ground, the underside plain, the base with a zhi mark within a double square and a double ring.

8 3/8 inches, 21.2 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


Some tiny nibbles retouched.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in an old English private collection.