Moulded as a chrysanthemum flower, the petal in very low relief, decorated in enamels with bamboo and blossoming prunus near a zigzagging bamboo fence, a dancing boy and three approaching tigers.
An identical dish, from the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, inventory number no. AK-MAK 1495) is illustrated by Christiaan Jörg in Famille Verte – Chinese Porcelain in green enamels, 2011, p. 45, no. 35.
For an almost identical dish, see (Princessehof Museum) Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain : Chine de Commande (1974, pl. 311, p. 227), where Scheurleer suggests that the dish illustrates the tale of Yang Hsiang, one of the 24 paragons of Filial Piety, and the tiger.
Condition : 1 hairline, chips on the rim.
10.62 in. (27 cm)
- Large famille verte dish decorated with a boy and a tiger
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Reasonable condition, see description
- 27×27×5 cm