Lot 138. Two famille-verte 'figural' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 38.5 cm, 15 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
one dish painted to the centre with the scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber to the centre, the second decorated with the story of Sima Xiangru inscribing his ambition on a bridge pillar, the rims painted with six foliate panels enclosing auspicious emblems, the reverse with floral sprigs.
Provenance: Acquired from Bernheimer Munich, 31st March 1981.
Thence in the family by descent.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019