Chinese Famille Rose porcelain footed dish with shaped sides, with overglaze decoration of monkeys swinging from a tree with deer below and wasps and birds flying overhead. The Chinese words for deer, monkey, and wasp, “lu hou feng,” may also be interpreted as “may you receive high rank and emolument.” Exterior of bowl with floral decoration and fret decoration to foot. Painted Xianfeng seal mark and period, 1850-1861. CONDITION: Small area of wear/abrasion to rock decoration at the foot of the tree, light wear to gold enameling at rim, otherwise excellent condition.
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