A Chinese famille rose basin painted with a turquoise ice ground. Yongzheng period.
Painted in the famille rose palette, a domed centre with a scroll shaped panel depicting quail 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 ice ground with flowers en grisaille.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 11.81 in. (30 cm)
- Reference :
For a very similar pair of basins, see Sotheby’s Monaco, Belles Collection de Porcelaines de Chine et Objets d’Art Chinois, 18 juin 1988, lot 443.