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Chinese porcelain dish with two lovers

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An image of Charger/dish. Unknown production, China. The central medallion has two lovers in a garden with a servant boy looking on from behind ornamental rockwork encircled on the rim with vignettes enclosing flowers and lakeside scenes, and gilding. The shallow rounded sides with broad everted rim resting on a low tapered foot. The interior is reserved against the deep mottled blue ground with a central medallion enclosing a scene of two lovers in a garden picked out in famille verte enamels, the pair are standing beside a stone bench beneath a maple tree with a servant boy looking on from behind a tall outcrop of ornamental rockwork; the medallion is encircled by eight flowering sprays in gilding and the rim has a gilt border of quatrefoil floral vignettes interspersed with famille verte vignettes alternately showing flowers growing behind pierced blue rockwork and lakeside scenes. The underside with three iron-red flowering sprays. The base has two concentric circles in underglaze blue enclosing the mark. Hard-paste porcelain with a underglaze powder-blue ground, famille verte enamels, and gilding, height 6.3 cm, diameter 40.2 cm. Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Kangxi Period (1662-1722).

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Charger/dish. Unknown production, China. The central medallion has two lovers in a garden with a servant boy looking on from behind ornamental rockwork encircled on the rim with vignettes enclosing flowers and lakeside scenes, and gilding. The shallow rounded sides with broad everted rim resting on a low tapered foot. The interior is reserved against the deep mottled blue ground with a central medallion enclosing a scene of two lovers in a garden picked out in famille verte enamels, the pair are standing beside a stone bench beneath a maple tree with a servant boy looking on from behind a tall outcrop of ornamental rockwork; the medallion is encircled by eight flowering sprays in gilding and the rim has a gilt border of quatrefoil floral vignettes interspersed with famille verte vignettes alternately showing flowers growing behind pierced blue rockwork and lakeside scenes. The underside with three iron-red flowering sprays. The base has two concentric circles in underglaze blue enclosing the mark. Hard-paste porcelain with a underglaze powder-blue ground, famille verte enamels, and gilding, height 6.3 cm, diameter 40.2 cm. Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Kangxi Period (1662-1722).

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  • Accession Number: C.14-1927
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/13.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 892 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 765.15kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 13/1

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18th Century blue ceramics charger Chinese dish enamel enamelled famille verte Fitz_AA floral flowers gardens glazed hard-paste porcelain K'ang Hsi Kangxi lovers medallions porcelain Qing Dynasty servant studio ceramics underglaze vignette

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