A Chinese famille rose plate decorated in the Meissen style. Qianlong period
Decorated in the famille rose palette, in the center with a river scene with building painted in shades of brown, one of them fortified with a tower, and small figures dressed in Western style.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795), ca. 1750
- 8.85 in. (22.5 cm)
- Reference :
- upon request
Christie's London, 1st may 1976, lot 123 (illustrated by Hervouët & Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnie des Indes à décor occidental, 1986, p. 345, no. 15.13).
This plate is illustrated by Hervouët & Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnie des Indes à décor occidental, 1986, p. 345, no. 15.13).
For a large dish with this pattern, see Jorge Welsh, The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector’s Vision, 2011, Tome II, no. 342, p. 262.
Around 1735, Meissen porcelain imitations started arriving in Europe, proving the skill of Chinese artists. They were arodered by private merchants and transported by the East India Company.