• Lot 125

    A famille rose plate


    Price Realised  


    A famille rose plate
    Brightly enamelled with an official on horseback wading through a river, his attendant carrying the luggage behind him
    22.7 cm. diam.

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    For a similar dish, see D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 64, pl. 40. The author points out that the decoration would have been completed at Jingdezhen, unlike others painted later in the 18th Century. The scene of a Chinese official travelling on business would undoubtedly have fascinated Western clientele.
    A similar pair of plates was sold in our New York Rooms, The Hodroff Collection (part II), 23 January 2008, lot 404.

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