Two porcelain plates with Imari decoration known as, cuckoo in the house. China, Kangxi Period

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Two porcelain plates with Imari decoration in blue underglaze, iron red and gilt enamel with decor known as “cuckoo in the house”. A bird comes back to his post and sees that a second bird has taken his place at the window of a pavilion. Garden embellished with a pierced rock, a peony and banana tree. Outer-rim painted with alternating reserves accommodating bamboo and pine trees.

China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Diameter : 23 cm (9 in.)

Chips along edges. One crack along the edge of one plate

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  • Items quantity:  2
  • Height in cm : 23 cm
  • Width in cm : 23 cm
  • Depth in cm : 3 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015040236