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Chinese 18th C. Kangxi / Yongzheng Blue & White Plate


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1146327
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Blue and white plate with incised border
Early 18th century
Kangxi-Yongzheng period, Qing dynasty
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue; Jingdezhen ware
D: 23 cm
Perfect condition
Purchased from the famous Boston dealer, Polly Latham

I think this plate is absolutely charming. The carved / incised borders add a nice touch. Excellent shade of blue and excellent glaze give this piece a crisp, rather refreshing aesthetic. The painting also has a particularly strong native Chinese flavor, and is rich with symbolism. The pair of Rabbits, one drawn black while the other white, is another manifestation of feminine Yin and masculine Yang. Both hold Lingzhi fungi in their mouths. Together with the Chinese home, this composition could mean “a long and prosperous marriage with domestic bliss.”