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Early Chinese Famille Rose plate with figures

This unique plate has the appearance of the well-known blue and white plates with scenes from dramas from the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) and it can certainly be dated to this period. However, instead of using underglaze blue, the decoration is executed in a variety of overglaze enamels. Although green is abundantly present and this plate can be regarded as Famille Verte, the early and dominant use of pink enamels is more striking. Hence, we have classified this plate as Famille Rose. The decoration consists of two Chinese figures strolling through a garden, with a mythical creature flying in the sky. The rim is decorated with five groups of flowers and fruits. The overall decoration is of exceptional quality and beauty. In addition, the enameled decoration displays the typical halo effect, which is typical for the Kangxi period. This confirms that this plate belongs to the earliest examples of Chinese export porcelain in the Famille Rose style. The diameter of the plate is almost 9 inches (22.5 cm).

Good, with a 2-inch hairline fracture as well as some wear to the enameled highlights.

Kangxi, circa 1720.

Price $795

Please refer to item no. 1KE048 when making inquiries.

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