A Chinese blue & white plate decorated with Hsi Wang Mu. Yongzheng period.
Decorated in inderglazed blue, with the finely painted figure of Hsi Wang Mu, Queen Mother of the West, Royal Lady of the West, with a deer.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 8.85 in. (23 cm)
- Reference :
Christian Bonnin, Béziers (France)
For pieces with this iconography, see David Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader – The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain illustrated from the Hodroff Collection (pp. 283-284).
Hsi Wang Mu, Queen Mother of the West, Royal Lady of the West, is a fabulous being reputed to dwell in a palace on the K’un-lun Mountains, where she presides over the hosts of the genii and guards the peaches of immortality.