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Very Rare Chinese Jaune and Famille Verte Porcelain Plate

Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722


Decorated with petal reserves with birds and flowering plants and rockeries, the center with a scene taken from the famous Lanting Gathering in 353 AD, depicting the scholar Wang Xizhi observing geese, whose movements were said to influence his style of calligraphy.  All set upon a yellow ground.   
Diameter: 14 ½ inches (36.8 cm.) 
Plates with this type of decoration are rare and more often have deep red or light green backgrounds.  It is extremely rare to find one with a yellow ground such as this.  An almost identical example (perhaps the pair to this plate) was in the famed Leonard Gow Collection, Glasgow, published: 1931,  No. 189, Pl. XLIII.  

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