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A Chinese famille rose plate with a burst pomegranate. Yongzheng period.

Decorated in a combination of dark underglazed blue with pink, orange and yellow enamels. The central motif, a pomegranate, amongst flowers and foliage, has burst and shows its seeds. The decoration of the rim, with chrysanthemums, drawing four ruyi. 

Country:
China
Period :
Late Kangxi period (1662-1722) or early Yongzheng period (1723-1735)
Material:
Porcelain
Dimension:
21,5 cm
Reference :
B061
Status:
sold

Related works

A similar plate is held on at the Metropolitan Museum de New York (access number MET 79.2.1305).

A set of ten plates was published John Carswell and Jorge Welsh in Fauna &Flora – A collection of Qing Dynasty Porcelain (2002, p. 18)

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