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saucer dish, small circular with fluted sides and scalloped rim, slightly flared to create a shallow bowl. The surface of the dish is painted with polychrome enamels and depicts bamboo, chrysanthemums, a fence (or possibly a bridge over water), a bird and two butterflies in flight and a butterfly settled on aflowerhead. Painted in a famille verte palette with additional gilded on flowers and around the rim (most of the gilded has been rubbed off). Highly translucent body. Footring has been wiped clean of glaze, leaving a 2 dry edge around the outside of the ring.
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porcelain, famille verte decoration
22 x 111 mm
Foundation Collection, 1989
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This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell