Sold Mark and Period Porcelains
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Height 30 mm (1.18 inch), diameter of rim 157 mm (6.18 inch), diameter of footring 76 mm (2.99 inch)
Dish on footring, straight ribbed rim with foliated edge. Decorated in underglaze blue with a flowering peony surrounded by leaves and a single insect in flight encircled by a single concentric band. On the sides scrolls of flowering branches with insects in flight. On the rim a trellis-pattern border with four reserves filled with flowering branches. On the reverse two sprays with rocky shores. Marked on the base with the Imperial six-character reign mark: 'Da Qing Kang xi nian zhi', (Made during the Kangxi reign of the Great Qing dynasty) in a double circle, underglaze blue.
The motif on the back of the dish, a rocky shore, is found not only on good quality blue and white dishes but also on famille verte; it appears to have been used in particular at the beginning of the 18th century. (Jörg 1995, pp.33-34)