A large Famille Rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th century

A large Famille Rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th centuryEstimate £7,000 – £10,000 ($10,640 - $15,200). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The interior of the dish is decorated with three female immortals in a garden setting beside a deer pulling a small cart with auspicious fruit, all below a further immortal seated on the back of a phoenix in flight. The cavetto has eight shaped cartouches containing flowers, antiques and figures in exterior scenes. 15 in. (38.2 cm.) diam.

ProvenanceThe C. Philip Cardeiro collection of Chinese art

Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London, King Street