19 - 20 September 2013
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE WALL PLAQUE
THE PLAQUE QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The plaque is molded as a flattened double gourd-form vase supported on a simulated wood stand and tied at the narrow waist with a turquoise-enameled ribbon separating the characters da ji painted in gilding and framed by five bats (wufu) in blue enamel reserved on the gilt and coral-red diaper ground. The mouth rim is decorated with a large gilded bat, and the softwood frame is painted in green, red and gold on the front with further gourds and floral scroll, and on the reverse with a mountainous riverscape.
17 3/8 in. (44 cm.) high overall
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Compare the nearly identical plaque dated to the Qianlong period illustrated in Yinliuzhai shuoci yizhu (Commentary on Porcelain from the Studio of Drinking Streams), Beijing, 2005, p. 424, fig. 9-15.
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