A Chinese “cracked ice” ground dish. Early Qianlong
Painted in the famille rose palette, a domed centre with a scroll shaped panel depicting quails feeding beneath sprays of peony growing from amongst elaborate rock work formations, surrounded by further panels in the form of fruit enclosing scenes of butterflies and insects amongst flowers, reserved on a turquoise “cracked ice” ground with flowers en grisaille.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795), circa 1740/1750
- 9.05 in. (23 cm)
- Reference :
For a basin with this decoration, see Sotheby’s Monaco, Belles Collection de Porcelaines de Chine et Objets d’Art Chinois, 18 juin 1988, lot 443.