Red & Gold / Rouge-de-Fer 1690-1730
Height 31 mm (1.22 inch), diameter of rim 211 mm (8.30 inch), diameter of footring 111 mm (4.37 inch), weight 272 grams (9.59 ounce (oz.))
Dish on footring, spreading flat, underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Decorated in 'Red & Gold' / 'Rouge-de-fer' with iron-red and gold on the glaze with a moon lit scene of two insects in flight and two birds one in flight the other perched on the branch of a flowering tree growing from behind a low wall. The low wall is decorated with a river scape scene. On the left a flowering peony tree growing from behind a fence. The reverse is undecorated.
Condition: A firing flaw and three hairlines to the rim.