Pair of Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dishes, each painted on a yellow ground and incised with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and flames, the undersides with aubergine grapes and green leaves on a yellow ground extending to the bases.
5 1/8 inches, 13 cm diameter.
The bases with six-character marks of Kangxi within double rings and of the period, 1662-1722.
• Formerly in the collection of Henry Mazot (1882-1956), who lived and worked in Beijing from the 1920’s for the Bank of Indochina where he finished as Chairman. The family left Beijing in 1946 to move back to France, where they settled in Normandy. Most of the Chinese porcelain in the family collection was left in wooden trunks in the basement of their chateau from 1946 until Christmas 2015, when his granddaughter who inherited the home decided to finally open them.
• A similar pair were included by Marchant in their exhibition of Qing Mark and Period Monochrome and Two-coloured Wares, 1992, no. 6, p. 20; another in the Percival David collection, British Museum, is illustrated by Margaret Medley in Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Polychrome Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, no. PDF.777, Plate VII, p. 20; another was included by Laurence C.S. Tam in The Wonders of the Potter’s Palette, Qing Ceramics from the Collection of The Hong Kong Museum of Art, no. 24, pp. 58/9.
黃地紫綠龍葡萄紋碟一對 清康熙 大清康熙年制款 Henry Mazot 先生舊藏
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