A Chinese export blue and white “Madame de Pompadour” plate. Qianlong period.
Finely enameled to the interior with a peony, chrysanthemum and pomegranate medallion encircled at the rim by floral sprays and seed pods flanking cartouches alternately enclosing a fish or an eagle.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795)
- 23 cm
- Reference :
A plate of this model, also in underglaze blue, is held on at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, USA), inventory number E81059.
Another large plate is published by Jorge Welsh and Maria Antonia Pinto de Matos in The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics : A collector’s Vision (T. III, no. 516, p. 248). They mentioned a plate held on at the Topkapi Saray Museum at Istanbul.
An identical paire of plates was sold at Sotheby’s London, 11 november 2004, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art, lot 943.
Michel Beurdeley, Porcelain of east India Companies, London, 1962, cat. 190, p. 194.
David S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, no. 271, p. 229.
David Howard, John Ayers, China for the West, vol. II, London and New York, 1978, p. 443.
Rose Kerr, Luisa E. Mengoni, Chinese Export Ceramics, London, V&A Publishing, 2011, p.54, pl.67.