A hand painted, delicate and fun porcelain small plate or saucer of a dancing boy that is so thin that it’s translucent.
The very thinly potted porcelain dish has a nice thick, smooth and shiny glaze and has been decorated in under glaze cobalt in a design of a dancing boy holding a flower in the well. The design is repeated on panels on the cavetto. There is a repeating border at the rim. The cobalt is a nice deep blue.
The underside is decorated with paintings of peaches. The foot ring is unglazed and shows a nice white refined clay. The base is glazed and decorated with a ring and a cartouche with mark in the center. There is a two character mark on the base.
4 5/8” (11.7 cm) diameter x 1 (2.5 cm) tall. Weighs 3.0 oz (85 g)
There is a short tight hairline crack from the mouth. The dish still rings like a bell. There are a few glaze frits on the mouth rim and a couple of frits on the foot ring. There is slight wear to the central well. There are kiln flaws, such as bumps reserve spots.
A fun delicate dish that will add richness and age to your blue and white display.
Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Boy Dish Circa 1700