A large Chinese nine peach enamelled porcelain dish, Qianl...
A large Chinese nine peach enamelled porcelain dish, Qianlong seal mark but 19th century, painted to the front with six peaches on blossoming branches, with two bats in flight to the centre, the reverse with three peaches on blossoming branches and two further bats to the border, apocryphal Qianlong iron red seal mark to base, wood stand, 40.2cm diameter, restored
broken in half and restored
Provenance - UK private collection, 1920s or earlier, thence by family descent.
This collection of late Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain and bronze vessels has been owned by a single Cotswold family for a number of generations dating back to the 1920s or earlier.
The collection was formerly on display at the family home in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, UK before the house was sold in the 1980s. Some interior photos taken c.1982 show a number of the pieces on display in the family house and an inventory undertaken in 1948 by the local Campden auctioneer and valuer Alfred Bower lists many of the items. Extracts of the 1948 inventory are included where they correspond to the relevant lots in the sale.
This dish is Item 387 on 1948 inventory.
The dish has been broken in half and restored with some re-spraying across the centre which has discoloured on the underside in the centre, otherwise in reasonable condition.
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