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Chinese export porcelain hot water plate with the called Rockefeller pattern, Qianlong.

Stock Number: 4864

Fine and rare Chinese export porcelain hot water plate richly decorated in gilt and opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with the called Rockefeller pattern, c. 1790, Qianlong, Qing dynasty, d. 24 cm, 9 ½ in. 4-16220

Provenance: Waria, Goteborg, Sweden.

Illustrated: Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, by A. Varela Santos, 2018/2019, cat. 76.


China for the West, by D. Howard and J. Ayers, London and New York 1978, p. 188, fig. 187 for a sauce tureen and cover;

Chinese Porcelain at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, by C.C. Brawer, p. 150, cat. 122 for a covered dish of the same service;

• Oriental Export Market Porcelain and Its Influence on European Wares, by G.A. Godden, London 1979, p. 190 for other pieces of this dinner service;

• Qing Porcelain: Famille Verte, Famille Rose, by M. Beurdeley and G. Raindre, London 1987, p. 170, cat. 241 for a group of pieces of this dinner set;

Oriental Lowestoft, Chinese Export Porcelain, by J. A. Lloyd-Hyde, p. 57, cat. 16 for other pieces of this dinner set;

Voyaging to Cathay: Americans in the China Trade, by A. Tamarin and S. Glubok, New York 1976, p. 70 for a reticulated plate;

• Yang-ts’ai: The Foreign Colors, Rose Porcelain of the Ch’ing Dynasty, by H.A. Crosby Forbes, 1982, p. 32, cat. 38 for a dinner plate;

A Tale of Three Cities: Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong, by D.S. Howard, 1997 London, p. 47, cat. 41 and p. 142, cat 182 for other pieces of this service;

Från Kina till Europa, by J. Wirgin, 1998 Stockholm, p. 109, cat. 115 for a basket and stand with this pattern dated 1795;

• The University Museum in Hong Kong has several pieces of this dinner set;

• Qing Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2015/2016, cat. 124 for a sauce tureen, cover and stand.

◆ A dinner service with this pattern of borders with a different Chinese domestic scene in every piece is known to have been in the possession of Nelson Rockefeller in the 1960/70s and from whom it took the name.

Grandson of John D. Rockefeller Sr., founder of Standard Oil and maybe the man with the greatest fortune ever in the United States, and son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., had an illustrious political career serving four terms as governor of New York and was vice-present under Gerald Ford.

He was an avid collector and patron of the arts and died in New York in 1979. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an entire wing named in his honour.

中國外銷瓷粉彩描金熱水盤,飾以著名的洛克菲勒紋飾,精美少見,約1790年,清乾隆,直徑24釐米,9 ½英吋。


圖示:《中國陶瓷及工藝精品》,作者阿.瓦瑞拉.山度士,編號 76。


•《西行中國》,作者D. Howard及J. Ayers,參見第188頁,圖187一帶蓋湯盆;

•《威斯康辛麥迪遜大學Elvehjem藝術博物館藏中國瓷器》,作者C.C. Brawer,參見第150頁,第122號 出自同一套餐具的帶蓋盤一隻;

•《東方出口市場陶瓷及對歐洲器皿之影響》,作者G.A. Godden, 1979年倫敦出版,參見第190頁出自 此套餐具的其餘器皿;

•《清朝瓷器 五彩與粉彩》,作者M. Beurdeley及G. Raindre,1987年倫敦出版,參見第170頁, 第241號 出自此套餐具的一組器皿;

•《東方的洛夫托斯特,中國外銷瓷器》,作者J.A. Lloyd-Hyde,參見第57頁,第16號其餘出自此套餐 具的器皿;

•《駛向中國:中國貿易里的美國人》,作者A. Tamarin及S. Glubok,1976年紐約出版,參見第70頁 一件鏤雕盤子;

•《洋彩:外來的顏色,清代粉彩瓷器》,作者H.A. Crosby Forbes, 1982年馬瑟諸塞州米爾頓出版, 參見第32頁編號38一件晚餐用盤;

•《三城記:廣州,上海和香港》,作者D.S. Howard,1997年倫敦出版,參見第47頁編號41和142 頁編號182出自同一套餐具之器皿;

•《從中國到歐洲》,作者J. Wirgin,1998年斯德哥爾摩出版,參見第109頁編號115作於1795年, 繪有相同式樣的籃子及托盤;

• 港大學博物館藏有和瓷盤出自同一套晚餐具的幾件器皿;

• 《清代外銷瓷》,作者阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯,2015/2016年圖錄,參見編號124一件帶蓋醬料盆及托盤。

◆ 這種成套餐具繪著相同的邊飾,但每一件畫的中國場景卻不盡相同。在1960-1970年間Nelson Rockefeller就曾擁有這樣的餐具,並以他的名字命名此類餐具。

Nelson Rockefeller,John D. Rockefeller Sr. 之孫,John D. Rockefeller Jr. 之子。John D. Rockefeller是標準石油的創始人,也或許是美國擁有財富最多的人。John D. Rockefeller Jr.則有著燦爛的政治 生涯,他曾擔任四任紐約州長,在傑拉德福特任總統期間亦擔任副總統職位。

Nelson Rockefeller是藝術愛好者和支持者,他於1979年在紐約逝世。大都會藝術博物館更是以他 的名字來命名其中一整翼。