PLATE . 23 cm.
Semi-eggshell porcelain , with barbed rim. Painted with extremely subtil and delicate FAMILLE ROSE . In the center a leaf-shaped reserve, where-in we see a pair of mandarin-ducks in gilt,and very lively detailed , floating in a lotus pondbetween peony flowers . The rim with a pink-diaper ground , on which 3 floral reserves.
Period : YONGZHENG : 1723 - 1735 .
Refer.: " Important Chinese Ceramics ", Christie's Hong Kong ,
27 / 11 / 2013 , cat. n° 3485 .
" The J. Rockefeller III Collection " catal. 1956, n° 52 .
The pair of ducks are " Mandarin Ducks " ( aix galericulata ) : such a pair symbolises " conjugal fidelity " in Chinese Art .
Perfect condition. Exceptional quality .