Description & Technical information

European market

Price:  £9,500

A very fine pair of octagonal dinner plates enamelled with a pair of roosters on a blue rock, the rim with blue floral reserves on a pink diaper ground, the outer border in green, the underside of the rim chamfered.

The high quality of painting on these plates is similar to that found on many of the best eggshell pieces and the thinning of the rim suggest that these were intended for the same collectors, while being thicker and stronger.

Date:  1730
Period:  18th century, Yongzheng period
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 21.5 cm (8¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art