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A Chinese 'prunus and cracked ice' plate, Kangxi


Code: 250401

A Chinese plate decorated in underglaze blue of a good rich tone with the prunus and cracked ice design, and dating to the Kangxi period.  The front of the plate is richly decorated with the design, with only a band in the cavetto left undecorated.  The back of the dish is decorated around the rim with flowering sprays of prunus blossom, and the base has a 6-characted Chenghua mark within double circles.  Diameter 15.7cm (6.2")

Date: Kanxgi c1700-20

Condition: there is one small chip at the rim (see our photographs).  No other damage and no restoration.  The plate has warped slightly in firing.