A pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte large saucer dishes each painted with two standing ladies in conversation, one holding a fan pointing up to a balcony where a seated young scholar plays a qin, his sleeping attendant seated at his side, all in a fenced garden landscape scene, one divided by a pine tree, each encircled with reserves of precious objects including tied qin, rings, scrolls, ruyi spectre, book, tied coral branch and weiqi counters and board, divided by different diaper bands.

The base with underglaze blue leaf mark within a double ring.

15 3/8 inches, 39 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662 – 1722.

Collection Lieutenant Colonel C.S.Madden 

Sold at Sotheby’s London Lot 207 9th April 1968

· Formerly in the Daelemans family collection, the famous Belgian industrialists.

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