A large Chinese famille rose dish decorated with figures. Yongzheng period
Decorated in the famille rose palette, with a central scene, possibly the Romance of the Western Chamber, with brightly coloured border panels and a lobed rim.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 10.62 in. (27 cm)
- Reference :
For a smaller plate, see Cohen & Cohen with William Motley, Think Pink !, 2013, p. 47, no. 35.
This scene shows the hero of The Romance of the Western Chamber, Zhang Sheng, exhausted after defeating the bandits, being supported by Hong Niang, the maid to his lover Cui Yingying, while watched by Zhang’s boy attendant.