A Chinese porcelain famille verte large fluted flower-form dish with foliate rim, painted in the centre with a battle scene of three equestrians, bannermen and a swordsman in a landscape with rockwork, encircled by six wide panels, two with mythological animals, two with ‘Hundred Antiques’ and two with flowers, between baluster-form divides. The underside with a large artemisia leaf mark within a double ring in underglaze blue.
14 ⅝ inches, 37.2 cm diameter.
• Formerly in the Daelemans family collection, Belgium.
• Formerly in the collection of Roy Davids.
• It is unusual to find battle scenes of this genre on famille verte; mostly they are seen on blue and white dishes.
• A related blue and white dish formerly in the collection of A. Van der Hoop and the collection of Mrs. J.R. Wüste, gift of J.G. Fontein, 1924, is illustrated by Christiaan J.A. Jörg in Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, no. 82, p. 94.