A Chinese imperial porcelain famille rose enamelled fencai saucer dish, 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 seal mark of Daoguang in underglaze blue and of the period.

Daoguang 1821-1850.

15.2 cm diameter

Excellent condition

• From a private south American collection. 

• 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.

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