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A good quality large Chinese octagonal charger, Kangxi

A good quality large Chinese octagonal charger, Kangxi

Code: 280711


A good quality and large Chinese octagonal charger with piecrust rim, dating from the Kangxi period.   The centre of the charger is decorated in underglaze blue and gilding with a design of peony, lotus and chrysanthemum flowers and scrolling foliage.  The rim is decorated with further flower heads and foliage.  The dish is raised on a substantial foot and has 4 quickly-painted flower sprays beneath the rim.  The centre of the dish has a lingzhi fungus mark within double underglaze blue circles.  Diameter 43cm (16.9"), height 7cm (2.8").

Date: Kangxi c1710-20

Condition: there are two areas of professional restoration to the rim: a restored chip to one of the corners, and a restored short hairline crack.  The restoration has been carefully donme and is not easily seen.  There is significant fritting around the rim of the charger.  There is a short firing crack in the interior of the dish which does not extend through the body. The gilding which was applied to the decoration is substantialy worn away.  There is a little kiln dust adhering in the glaze of the base within the foot rim.