Rare porcelain plate. China, Kangxi Period


Rare porcelain plate with painted Famille Verte enamels decoration of stag on mound, posed under pine tree, bamboo and amongst boulders and the sacred mushroom, lingzhi. Above it we find a flying crane under clouds and sun, represented as a gilt circle. Inner rim is painted with trellis frieze accented with four cartouches enclosing peony flowers. Outer rim with six flying cranes bordered by a band of fish eggs.

China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Diameter: 22 cm (8-1/2 in.)

A similar model is in the “Dresden Collection”. Its provenance is from the most famous and mythic Chinese porcelain collections from the early 18th Century, that of Auguste Le Fort, Elector of Saxe and King of Poland. Another model is in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

Howard, The choice of the Private trader : the Private market in Chinese Export Porcelain illustrated from the Hodroff Collection, London, Zwemmer, 1994, no. 18
Jenyns, Soame, Later Chinese Porcelain, Londres, Faber and Faber, 1971, pl. XXX, no. 2
Litzenburg, V. T., Chinese Export Porcelain, 2003, p. 55

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013101390