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Two Chinese export semi-eggshell porcelain octagonal plates decorated in opaque enamels of the famille rose (fencai) palette, in the centre a Chinese river scene showing a lady with a little boy on her back greeting another lady in a boat with a boy at her side, Yongzheng reign.

Stock Number: 4583

Two Chinese export semi-eggshell porcelain octagonal plates with a mauve and blue border with flower heads decorated in opaque enamels of the famille rose (fencai) palette, in the centre a Chinese river scene showing a lady with a little boy on her back greeting another lady in a boat with a boy at her side, c. 1730, Yongzheng reign, Qing dynasty, d. 22 cm, 8 5/8 in. 3.4032

Illustrated:

100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 101;

The Book of Famille Rose, by G.C. Williamson, colour plate XLIX. 

Literature: Christie’s Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, by A. du Boulay, p. 264 for another pair of plates.

Octagonal plates are very unusual during this reign when most of them are round.

中國外銷瓷半薄胎粉彩團花八角盤, 盤中繪一河景, 一背小孩的女子在迎接撐船而來的另一 女子和她身邊的小男孩。約1730年, 清雍正, 直徑22 釐米,8 5/8 英吋。

插图:

•《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 101;

•《粉彩大全》,作者G.C. Williamson,見彩圖版74.

參考文獻:《佳士得中國陶瓷史畫報》,作者A. du Boulay,見第264頁另一對瓷盤。

◆ 八角器型在雍正時期較為少見, 當時大多數瓷盤都是圓形。