A large antique Chinese, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722), Qing Dynasty, porcelain dish or charger.
Decorated in the famille vert palette, the wide and convex cavetto decorated with a series of 24 panels, each drawn in red and infilled with a design of flowers and foliage issuing from rock-work. The central field decorated with a fierce buddhist lion dog, set within a naturalistic landscape.
The underside marked in underglaze blue with concentric rings enclosing a taoist double lozenge type motif – perhaps symbolising ‘victory’.
Large – approx 35 cms diameter, as shown.