A Famille Verte dish with crane medallions design Maximize

A Famille Verte dish with crane medallions design

Porcelain and overglaze enamels
China
Kangxi period ( 1662-1722 )
Qing
Diameter : 37 cm

This dish is part of a group a unusual dishes en Famille verte porcelain with the cavetto decorated with flying crane medallions on a red wickerwork ground. The center of the dish depicts a scene of the book 6 of "The Romance of the Western Chamber", showing the departure of student Zhang to the capital. He is saying goodbye to his beloved Yingying along with the maid Hongnian. His servant is carrying the luggage and waiting beside of the saddled horse.

JÖRG Christian J.A., Famille verte, Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels, p, 114-116.