A pair of large Canton enameled metal deep dishes with cranes and chrysanthemums decoration
Each displaying a wide, curving well centered with a floriform reserve framing two cranes resting on a garden rock surrounded by chrysanthemums, all painted in pale famille rose enamels while flowering and fruiting branches in ogival reserves alternate with circular reserves in black and white in a band of bright blue strewn with colorful flower heads and leaf scrolls; the white enamel on the reverse surrounding further floral sprays to the walls and a dragon roundel in rich blue bordered by a yellow band filling the recessed base within the tall foot ring.
diameter 10 1/2in (26.8cm)
US$ 5,000 - 8,000
£3,300 - 5,300
3,900 - 6,200
European Furniture and Works of Art
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