A Chinese famille rose plate decorated with a burst pomegranate. Yongzheng period
Decorated in a combination of dark underglazed blue with pink, grey, green and yellow enamels. The central motif is a pomegranate on a knobby stem with flowers and leaves and a pair of smaller flowers and laves in futile, in front and surrounding the fruit. The pomegranate has burst open to reveal its seeds. The central design of fruits is set in a quatrefoil frame, with a blue ground between it.
- Period :
- Late Kangxi period (1662-1722) or early Yongzheng period (1723-1735)
- 8.46 in. (21.5 cm)
- Reference :
An identical plate is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum de New York (access number MET 79.2.1305).
A set of ten plates was published by John Carswell and Jorge Welsh in Fauna & Flora – A collection of Qing Dynasty Porcelain (2002, p. 18, no. 7)