A pair of Chinese imperial porcelain famille rose enamelled fencai saucer dishes, each brightly painted with the bajixiang, ribbon-tied with flowering branches in green, blue, pink, turquoise, white, aubergine and iron-red enamels encircling a stylised central lotus flower head and interlinked flower heads in lime green enamel, all within gilt rings, the underside with branches of stylised lotus, peony and peach flowers, with a peach and bud on elaborate scrolls, the underside with an underglaze blue six character mark of Tongzhi and of the period.
6 inches, 15.3 cm diameter
• From the collection of a private Nordic gentleman, acquired in Beijing in the 1950’s.
• A slightly larger single dish of this pattern bearing a Daoguang mark, from a private collection, is illustrated by Hepburn Myrtle in Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, no. 18, p. 18; a further large dish of similar pattern bearing a Guangxu mark, is illustrated by Peter Lam in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 125, p. 124.Enquire About This Item