A Chinese copper red and underglaze-blue charger,
Kangxi (1662-1722), the shallow rounded sides rising from a channelled circular foot to a flared rim, painted with the announcement of the result of an imperial examination, where a young scholar prepares himself while his family congratulate each other, and a group of messengers playing instruments outside the gate are greeted by a butler,
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Sold for £40,000
Minor surface scratches, rim with chips and cracks.
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Auction: Asian Art, Fri, 13th May 2022
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