With moulded bands of lappet panels and decorated with alternating panels of flowers and fishes. The central medallion is decorated with birds amongst flowering branches.
Width saucer 15 cm, bowl 10 cm.
Crack, restored chips.
Purchased at Bukowskis sale , lot no 605.
The Avalon Collection.
This collection, which in the main focuses on the Interregnum and Kangxi periods has been both carefully and sensitively formed over the last twenty-five years. The collector, a member of the English Oriental Ceramic Society, has assembled the collection with an eye for provenance whilst purchasing from old European collections, well-established antique dealers and at auction.
Academically, the pieces have been well researched both in terms of their symbolism and narrative themes. In many instances the imagery on the pieces has been referenced to episodes in the romantic and historic novels of Chinese mythology, which were used extensively in the decoration of seventeenth century Chinese porcelain.