A Chinese underglaze blue plate, unusual mark, Kangxi
A Chinese plate with panel-moulded rim, decorated in underglaze blue, and dating from the Kangxi period. The centre of the plate is decorated with peony and other flowers, and the rim has a cracked ice design with kraak-style panels containing further flower spays. The reverse is decorated with precious objects around the rim, and a band of flames around the foot rim. The base has the mark Qi yu bao ding zhi zhen (precious as a treasured ding of rare jade) to the base within underglaze blue circles. Diameter 22cm (8.7").
Date: Kangxi c 1700-20
Condition: this plate is in very good condition. There is some glaze fritting to the rim. No damage or restoration.