BLUE AND WHITE 'FLYING-CRANES' DISH
KANGXI PERIOD WITH SIX CHARACTER MARK QI SHI BAO DING ZHI ZHEN (PRECIOUS AS A TREASURED DING OF RARE STONE)
painted in tones of underglaze blue with flying cranes amidst three of the Eight Treasures (Babao)
PROVENANCE: From a Private London Collection
NOTE: For an almost identical example see the above book with reference Item lll.4.182, Page 486.
For a small Shunzhi blue and white bowl with the same identical mark to its base see “An Era of Inspiration: 17th Century Chinese Porcelain from the collection of Julia and John Curtis”, Christie’s New York, 16th March 2015, Lot 3537.
Good overall appearance with one hairline crack and a firing fault to the foot rim.