A Chinese famille verte plate with pine and lingzhi fungus, Kangxi
A good Chinese plate with famille verte decoration, dating to the late Kangxi period. The plate is decorated to the centre with a decorated plant pot containing a pine tree, and with multi-coloured lingzhi fungi growing around the base of the tree. There are four floral sprays around the rim. The reverse of the plate has two swifly-painted overglaze red flower sprays. Diameter 22.3cm (8.8")
Both the pine tree and the lingzhi fungus are symbols of longevity.
Date: Kangxi c 1720
Condition: excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. There is minor wear and small losses to the flowers around the rim. Please see our photographs.