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Height 34 mm (1.38 inch), diameter or rim 206 mm (8.11 inch), diameter of footring 115 m (4.53 inch), weight 323 grams (11.39 ounce (oz.))


Octagonal dish on footring with a flat rim. Decorated in various famille rose enamels with gold with a central medallion of a lady seated on a bench in an interior holding a fan, two small boys at her side, one reading from a book, in the background a large jar and a table supporting a rectangular open hard binder containing a volume of books, a bowl with finger-lemon fruit also called "Buddha's-hand" citron (Citrus medica), a vase containing lingzhi, coral and a peacock feather and a bowl with a spoon, encircled by a puce ground border reserved with eight floral vignettes. The reverse is undecorated.


For identically decorated dishes, please see:

For set of identically, in famille rose ruby ground decorated, dishes, please see:

The symbolism of the peacock feather, the coral branch and lingzhi in the vase on the table, the first being a symbol of high rank, the other two stand for longevity. The term 'famille rose' was first coined by the 19th-century French author Albert Jacquemart, who distinguished between specific groups in his descriptions of Oriental ceramics. (Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, p.134), (Jörg 2003/2, p.25)


Condition: A professional restored rim, some frits and chips to the footring.



Jacquemart & Le Blant 1862, pp. 77-105

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, cat. 213

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1974, cat. 222

Boulay 1984, p. 264, cat. 8

London 1998, lot 446

London 2002, lot 410

Jörg 2003/2, cat. 8


Price: Sold.


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