Early 1700s Kangxi/Yongzheng Chinese blue/white export plate with a hexagonal rim and deep bowl. The decoration is is in a style typical of the era with free and vigorous brushstrokes. And the subject matter is wonderful, a pair of frolicking doe or fawn with those wide open eyes. There is a big pine tree shadowing the rocks, and a pagoda in the background. This is a park scene, possibly one of the Imperial hunting parks, not just a garden. Ring of lapets inside the rim and a geometric border along the rim with leaf patterns. No mark on the back, unglazed footrim and rim, showing a little orange from the firing with the slighlty greyish biscuit below. The glaze is smooth & white with a hint of blue.
9" diameter. Some roughness and very small flakes along the rim, not too noticeable due to the color of the rim itself; also 2 rubbing spots in the bowl. These are to be expected from plates of this era. Otherwise structurally sound and rings well.