A Chinese 'Famille-Verte' Porcelain 'Carp' Dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A Chinese 'Famille-Verte' Porcelain 'Carp' Dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

1662 to 1722 China

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Vividly painted with a central iron-red and gilt carp leaping from the waves against a tumultuous green sea with two other carp, the cavetto undecorated accentuating the rim set with six vignettes containing carp reserved against a floral diaper ground.

The carp in Chinese mythology symbolises courage and perseverance because of the ‘Dragon Gate’ fable; where a carp defying the odds swims up a waterfall and is transformed into benevolent and powerful dragons.
Minor frits to rim
Dimensions
Diameter 35.50 (13.98 inches)
Stock Code
1446
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