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Dutch-decorated Chinese dish, Yongzheng

Dutch-decorated Chinese dish, Yongzheng

Code: 230802B


A good quality and brightly decorated Chinese deep plate with rib-moulded rim, and with Dutch enamel decoration in a blend of Imari and Kakiemon styles, dating from the Yongzheng period.  The centre of the dish is painted with a garden scene with a bird perched in a flowering tree looking at a grasshopper sitting on a leaf.  The rim of the dish is decorated in panels with alternating scenes of parrots and other birds with flowers and 'banded hedges', and of a figure fishing from a boat on a lake.  The reverse is undecorated.  Diameter 22.5cm (8.9").

We have a pair of these dishes available.

Provenance: Cabinet Portier, Paris

Date: Yongzheng (1723-35)

Condition: very good condition.  There is glaze fritting around the rim, and a few small chips to the foot rim.  There is a shallow chip from inside the foot, shown in our last photograph, which may have been caused in firing.  No cracks or restoration.