Blue And White Imperial Kangxi Mark And Period Lobed-Dish

Kangxi Period (1662 – 1722)

Porcelain, underglaze cobalt blue

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.

D: 20cm H: 3cm.

Provenance: 
 • J.A.N. Fine Art, London Collection, 1994.
 • Professor Clay Collection number 109.

The lobed dish is decorated with a garden scene with a standing powerful warrior issuing commands to his attendant who is carrying his masters’ belongings, encircled by flower heads and leaves. The exterior is decorated with 16 flower sprays, one for each lobe. All decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. This pattern is often seen on Chinese porcelain made for the Dutch market, but rarely does it have an imperial Kangxi mark on the base.

•  A similar example but without a Kangxi Mark is in The Stanley G. Carlson and Barbara L. Carlson Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain, North Park Towers, South eld, MI.