Property from an International Private Collector
A pair of blue and white export porcelain soup plates
Chenghua marks, 18th century
The wide rim flange of each plate displaying beauties standing amid garden rocks and trees while the roundel across the floor of the well displays a dance exhibition by lantern light observed by a noblewoman seated before a screen of state, the reverse painted with plants of the Four Seasons and the recessed base bearing the six-character mark inscribed in seal script within a double ring.
9 7/8in (25cm) diameter