POWDER-BLUE AND GILDED DISH
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
21.2 cm diameter
The lotus-shaped dish is supported on tapering foot rim rising to rounded sides and a petal-lobed rim consisting of nine petals. The interior is finely decorated in gold on an underglaze powder-blue ground with a flower basket containing plum blossom, peony and lotus. The nine petals are each decorated with a dense symmetrical design of scrolling peony. The exterior is covered with underglaze powder-blue, the base glazed white with a double ring in underglaze blue.
Formerly in a Spanish private collection