Famille verte porcelain plate ornated by a deer harnessed to a floral carriage. China, late Kangxi Period

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Circular porcelain plate with painted decoration in the Famille Verte enamels. Centre decorated by a deer harnessed to a floral cart steering towards a blossoming tree with two lingzhi growing alongside. Blossoming peony towards the left. A barrier encloses the foreground. Outer rim, with four painted cartouches of Buddhist attributes, is ornated by a double blue under glaze frieze of Greek fretworks, a gilt enamelled iron spear tips frieze and a foliaged and floral running scroll.

China, late Kangxi Period - early Yongzheng Period, circa 1720

Diameter : 34.5 cm (13.5 in.)

Cracks and chips along rim. According to an old Taoist belief, deer have the ability to find lingzhi, immortality mushrooms.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 34 cm
  • Width in cm : 34 cm
  • Depth in cm : 4 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015111104