Description & Technical information

European market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain octagonal plate, finely decorated in famille rose enamels with a scene of ladies and boys on a boating lake, the border in pale blue and pink enamels.

References: Williamson 1970, plate XLV, an almost identical plate and another very similar but with the main colours on the rim swapped; Crosby Forbes 1982, No 7, a similar plate but with two deer in the centre; another example was in the Mottahedeh collection, sold 1985.

Date:  Yongzheng period circa 1730
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 23 cm (9 inches)
Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum, New York

Categories: Oriental and Asian Art