Chinese porcelain famille verte café au lait ground bowl and cover, painted on the bowl with a camellia branch and a flowering chrysanthemum branch divided by rockwork with a butterfly in flight, the galleried rim with a flower head border, the well of the interior with a further camellia, the cover similarly painted, the upright finial encircling a hare and moon mark within a double ring in underglaze blue also repeated on the base of the bowl.

6 1/8 inches, 15.5 cm diameter.

Kangxi, circa 1710.


Small natural flaws.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Kangxi Famille Verte, 2017, no. 26, pp. 76-77.
  • Two similar bowls and covers from the Franks Collection are in the British Museum, collection nos. 520 & 521.