A very sophisticated pair of late KangXi period rouge de fer chargers beautifully decorated with an exotic bird perched upon a peony branch within a fenced garden all surrounded by an especially fine incised border featuring flowing phoenixes flying amongst peony blossoms; this understated motif achieved by incising the piece when the clay is leather hard before glazing and firing. The chargers thinly potted and the elegant design set off by the use of the white porcelain ground. Measuring 11 1/2″ in diameter, one in excellent condition, with only a minor flake to the underside of one rim and a piece out and restored on the other.  Circa 1720.