A good porcelain plate, measuring 22cm in diameter, finely painted in underglaze blue enamel with "Cuckoo outside the house" decor featuring a pavilion flanked by a bird perched on a tall column and a similar bird on stylised triangular rock, within patches of asters and beneath a spray of asters, surrounded by a border of the same plant. Marked to the reverse with two branches.
References in literature:
A plate with this decoration is illustrated in "The Ceramics of China: 5000 B.C. to 1912 A.D." by Gloria and Robert Mascarelli, page 209.
Another plate with similar decoration is illustrated by David S. Howard in "The Choice of the Private Trader", page 44.
Condition: A few very small and shallow chips to the reverse rim, see picture, otherwise very good.
This lot will be carefully packaged and sent by registered and insured mail.
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Theme/ depiction
- Cuckoo outside the house
- Very good condition, see description
- 2.7×21.×21.8 cm