A Chinese famille rose plate decorated with a lady and her attendant. Yongzheng period.
The plate is decorated with a lady and her attendant who is carrying a cithare qin, a chinese musical instrument, in front of a fenced garden decorated with rocks, shrubs and water lilies. The rim is painted with flowering branches of peonie, anemone and prunus, all executed with the balance, the elegance and the beauty of enameling that typifies the Yongzheng period.
- Period :
- Yonghzeng (1723-1735), circa 1730
- 22,5 cm
- Reference :
A large dish was published in the book of D.F Lunsingh Scheurleer Chine de Commande (no. 84). Two others large dishes were sold in Paris in 2015 (Expertissim ; 2015030400/ 2015010294).
A pair of cup and saucers, from the collection of Clara et Gustaaf Hamburger, are held on at the Musée Ariana at Genève.
They are published in the catalogue La donation Clare van Beusekom-Hamburger (Skira, 2010, no. 79).
For a dish with the same decoration, see Sotheby’s London, 12 november 1996, lot 177.
A pair of plates was illustrated on the blog fashin blogs, china’s porcelaine Ware – Precious trésor of Chinese Dynasties.