A Chinese famille rose plate decorated with crabs. Yongzheng period.
Decorated in the famille rose palette, this plate depicts two crabs holding a peonies between them.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735), circa 1730/1740
- 8.66 in. (23 cm)
- Reference :
An identical piece is in the collection of Drayton Hall (USA, South Carolina).
This pattern is illustrated in the imari palette by Daniel Nadler in Porcelaines chinoises polychromes (Editions de l’amateur, 2001, p.34).