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A GRISAILLE AND FAMILLE ROSE SOUP-PLATE

YONGZHENG (1723-35)

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A GRISAILLE AND FAMILLE ROSE SOUP-PLATE
Yongzheng (1723-35)
The semi-eggshell porcelain finely and delicately painted en grisaille at the centre with two butterflies hovering above a cluster of fruit and flowers including a pineapple, peony and iris, with shells and an insect in the foreground, the steep well enamelled in the famille rose palette with scrolling flowering foliage, and the wide border with gilt trellis-pattern reserved with four grisaille shaped floral cartouches, rim hairline
8 3/8 in. (21.4 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 November 1979, lot 127.
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. J-82).
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Lot Essay

A saucer from this unusual service is illustrated by D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, fig. 309 and p.227.
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