A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque

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Lot 337
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque

US$ 40,000 - 60,000
£ 32,000 - 48,000
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
Of tall rectangular section, depicting a scholar and his boy attendant wistfully staring off into the distance from a small boat floating in a sparsely depicted wetland beneath the gnarled limbs of a tree, the lengthy calligraphic inscription bearing the signature Taomi Sanren Wang Qi and semi-obscured red seals reading Taomi and Xichang Wang Qi.
15 1/4in (38.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • Though the stylistic rendering of the faces lacks the liveliness Wang Qi was able to bring to some of his finest porcelain painting, and the order of the red seals seem to be reversed compared to other published plaques, this image still manages to convey effectively some of the themes found in Wang Qi's oeuvre. The artist has depicted here a sardonic hero weary of the world accompanied by a small acolyte utterly unimpressed with his employer's moods. See an example of this theme in the guise of Zhong Kui and his demons, sold in these rooms in sale 24265, 18 December 2017, lot 990. Or see the Buddhist monk literally sitting on a humorously unaffected boy apprentice, sold in sale 21033, 17 December 2013, lot 8353.
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A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
A famille rose decorated porcelain plaque
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