A large and rare "lime green" background dish decorated in fencai enamels ("Famille rose) with double-gourds of longevity and 4 medallions with the golden signs" Happiness, Longevity, Honors, Wealth ". The border rim also gilded is adorned with blue ruyi friezes, the reverse has on the outside of the cavetto elegant floral friezes in under glaze cobalt oxide and the base bears a 4 characters in iron red overglaze Hall mark "Shende Tang Zhi "(" Made for the Hall of Prudent Virtue "), reign of Daoguang (1820-1851).
The iron red mark "Shen De Tang Zhi" was applied to a number of items assigned to Emperor Doaguang's private residence, the Hall of Prudent Virtue ("Shende Tang") which was completed within the Forbidden City in 1831.
Most of the items bearing this mark are considered imperial although they do not bear the mark of Daoguang's reign but this mark associates them with his Palace. On the vases, the use of turquoise on the bottom of which the characters in iron red are applied was required, but for the bowls and dishes, the background was left white as on the present example which was part of the imperial dishes used in the Daoguang Palace.
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