A suite of seven blue and white dishes, Chinese, Kangxi (1662-1722).

The dishes, in five different sizes, vary from 31.5 cm to 43cm in diameter. The centres are pencilled in greyish underglaze blue with squirrels almost hidden amongst fruiting vines; stalks of bamboo and a clump of carnations complete the painted decoration. The wide flat borders are carved in shallow relief with peony and chrysanthemum; the underside decorated with two branches of bamboo, and the rims are dressed with iron oxide.


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