GALERIE NICOLAS FOURNERY

A pair of Chinese famille rose “fishing” plates. Yongzheng period

Painted in the famille rose palette, and decorated with fishermen working in an estuary without any European influence, the scene running on the border.

Country:
China
Period :
Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Material:
Porcelain
Dimension:
8.66 in. (22.5 cm)
Reference :
C176
Status:
sold

Related works

A very similar plate is illustrated by David S. Howard in The Choice of the Private Trader, The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain, illustrated from the Hodroff, 1994, p. 70, no. 49.

Notice

This illustrates Chinese life in a way that would have been familiar to merchants residing part of the year in Canton and Macao. The Chinese houses by the shore are still a familiar sight to travelers. This may have been another of the designs from which merchants chose. Howard states that “the comparative scarcity of such pieces does not indicate a large consignments in the period immediately before the Dutch initiative with Cornelis Pronk”.

By appointment only, 10th arrondissement, Paris.
nf@galerienicolasfournery.fr / +33 (0)6 26 57 59 87

Be the first to hear about the latest pieces, join the email list.