A pair of Chinese famille rose plates decorated with a pair of pheasants. Yongzheng period.
Painted in famille rose enamels. In the centre, a pair of pheasants on a blue rock among peonies, magnolia blooms and daisies, in the well, a pink lozenge-diaper border with four cartouches, with emblems (pair of books, Artemisia leaves) tied in ribbons, round the rim, flower sprays alternating with formal floral designs enclosed in wreaths.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 8.85 in. (22.5 cm)
- Reference :
A series of six identical plates is in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen Elisabeth II and is illustrated by John Ayers in Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen (Volume I).