Chinese porcelain blue and white circular plate
Chinese porcelain blue and white circular plate painted all over with two boats emerging from behind group of willows on a rock and making for a rocky outcrop in the distance, one with a lady serving two men eating, the other with a seated man conversing, all in a wonderful waterscape with birds, clouds and distant mountains beneath the sun, the underside with two village scenes
The base with a six-character mark of Chenghua, Kangxi circa 1690
*From a Dutch private collection
*An almost identical dish in the National Palace Museum, Peking, is illustrated by Chen Runmin in Shunzi and Kangxi Blue and White Qing Dynasty Porcelain in the Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2005, pl. 98
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