Porcelain plate with Imari decoration of two stags. China, Yongzheng Period


Porcelain plate decorated with the traditional Imari palette, basin painted with a tree sheltering two deer on a knoll enclosed by a fence. Infront of them lies a pierced rock with impressive flowers in bloom. Along the outer rim, four large floral clasps shaped as leaves alternating with lettered objects. Gilt trellis frieze against a cobalt blue ground along outer rim.

China, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), circa 1730

Diameter : 23 cm (9 in.)

Fine chips along border. Fine wear on enamel.

This model is particularly interesting in that it copies the very same decorative composition on the basin and the outer rim of a very famous model, that of the "Governor Durven" (named Duf) and his wife. The only difference between the two models resides in the choice of figures on one, and the deer decoration on the second. For a comparison with the Governor Duf model, please consult :
L'odyssée de la porcelaine chinoise, collection du Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres and Musée National Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, 2003-2004, cat. 157.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 23 cm
  • Width in cm : 23 cm
  • Depth in cm : 3 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015040497