Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with peony blooms and foliage issuing from rockwork within double blue circles, the cavetto with four shaped cartouches containing peony and chrysanthemum against an iron red liewen ground, the rim with a narrow band of grapes and scrolling vines in underglaze blue, the reverse with three floral sprays and a central lotus flower within concentric circles to the base.
Diameter: 38.2cm. (15 in.)
Chip and associated short hairline to rim, minute chips and fritting to the rim, and three small chips to the foot-rim.
The combination of the underglaze blue border and famille verte decoration is rare. For more details and to see an illustrated example of this dish see 'Seventeenth Century Chinese Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection (1990), p. 134, pl. 84.