PLATE . diam: 23 cm.
Painted with very delicate FAMILLE ROSE enamels . On the rim 4 peony-rockwork, alternated with 4 quatrefoil panels : 2 with swimming fishes, 2 with fighting coqs . In the centre a very elegantly dressed court-lady, playing "qin" in front of a well-designed cabinet ; the " chute du marli" in grisaille swastika with overglaze iron-red and gold, illustrating a continuous floral losange .
period: YONGZHENG : 1723 - 1735 .
refer.: " The Choice of the Private Trader ", D. Howard , pl. 52.
" La Céramique chinoise sous les Tsing ",Van Goidsenhove,n°183 .
Although very classic, this particular plate is rare to find now, and certainly in this 100% mint condition : on the porcelain, and on the enamels.