21 - 22 June 2016
DEUX GRANDS PLATS EN PORCELAINE DE LA FAMILLE VERTE ET IMARI
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE KANGXI (1662-1722)
The centre is enamelled in the famille verte palette with eight female warriors on horseback being overlooked by a matriach and her attendants on a balcony, the broad everted rim with verte-Imari scrolling flowers.
21 1/8 in. (53.7 cm.) diam.
By repute, from the Collection of Duchess Isabella Lubomirska (née Czartoryska) (1736-1816), Lancut Castle, Poland.
The Counts Potocki, Lancut Castle, Poland, until circa 1944.
Paul-Louis Weiller (1893-1993), and thence by descent.
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The decoration is known as 'the generals of the Yang family'. This relates to a story from the Northern Song dynasty when the men of the Yang family had all been killed by the invading Khitan Tartars. The women of the family therefore took up arms in defense of their country, and are shown here riding out to meet the enemy watched by the matriach of the Yang family.
FROM THE COLLECTION OF PAUL-LOUIS WEILLER (1893-1993)
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A NEAR PAIR OF CHINESE VERTE-IMARI LARGE DISHESCHINA, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
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