Description & Technical information

European market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain octagonal dinner plate decorated in famille rose with a central lotus blossom and a design imitating armorial devices.

This rare plate seems to be using some of the armorial elements simply as decorative motifs, probably misunderstood by the Chinese artists involved. The two supporters resemble chimeras of a phoenix and a squirrel.

Date:  Yongzheng/Qianlong period circa 1735-40
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 23 cm (9 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art