A large famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam.
The bowl is molded on the lower body with a band of petals which are decorated on the exterior with mythical beasts alternating with a variety of flowering plants and birds, all below a shaped, diagonally arranged panels enclosing various flowers growing amidst garden rocks, as well as butterflies and birds in flight. The center of the interior is similarly decorated at the rim. A seal mark within a double circle in underglaze-blue is on the base.