Lot 3732. A large famille verte 'Longevity' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
With a slightly recessed centre and wide curving sides, enamelled at the centre with a female Immortal holding a ruyi with her attendant carrying a bundle of scrolls tied with ribbons suspended from a long staff, both standing below iron-red bats in flight and behind a carriage drawn by a spotted deer, the scene contained within underglaze-blue double-lines repeated at the rim, the reverse with three rows of stylised Shou characters written in sepia, the underside base bearing an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark, Japanese wood box.
Property of the Yiqingge Collection
Note: An identical example of this type of 'longevity' dish, also with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, is illustrated in Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 112, no. 102..
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall