A Chinese famille rose dish decorated with Hsi Wang Mu – “Mother of the West”. Yongzheng period.
The dish, simulating a lotus flower, with scalopped edge and painted with a central scene depicting, Hsi Wang Mu, Queen Mother of the West, Royal Lady of the West, and a deer amongst peonies. This represents queen, mother of the West. Eight panels are painted on the rim, with lotus, peonies, bamboo, prunus and chrysanthemus on a fish-roe background.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 15,5 cm
- Reference :
Tobisons Antikhandel (Sweden)
For dishes with this depiction, see David Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 282-283.
Hsi Wang Mu, Queen Mother of the West, Royal lady of the West was a fabulous being reputed to dwell in a palace on the K’un-lun Mountains, where she presides over the hosts of the genii guards, the peaches of immortality.