Ten blue and white soup plates Qianlong
Lot 15
Ten blue and white soup plates
Qianlong
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,940) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a European Noble Family
Ten blue and white soup plates
Qianlong
From three sets, each similarly decorated with a central scene of an elegant lady and her maiden attendant standing on a fenced terrace beside an open pavilion where a young scholar is playing the qin, his boy attendant sitting on the floor by the table, the cavetto with four shaped medallions on a hatched ground, the medallions respectively enclosing peony blossoms on three dishes, four of the Ba Bao on four of the dishes, and four of the Ba Anxian on the remaining three, the dish-shaped rims all similarly painted with the Three Friends of Winter.
The largest: 23cm (9in) diam. (10).

Footnotes

  • The dishes in the present lot are modelled after a Kangxi original; a pair of blue and white dishes with the same pattern, dating to the Kangxi period, are illustrated by S. T. Yeo and J. Martin, Chinese Blue and White Ceramics, Singapore, 1978, plate 143.
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