A pair of Chinese famille rose plates decorated with the horses of Wang Mu. Yongzheng /Qianlong period
Decorated in the famille rose palette with the horses of Wang Mu.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735) / Qianlong (1736-1795), ca. 1730/1740
- 8.66 in. (22.5 cm)
- Reference :
This charming scene with the horses represents the Horse of Wang (King) Mu. Wang Mu reigned during the Zhou dynasty in the 10th Century BCE, and the Eight Horses were his favourite chargers which pulled the Emperor’s chariot as he progressed about his realm to visit the Goddess Hsi Wang Mu.