From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a fine Rose-Verte porcelain dish, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), well-painted in the center depicting an elegant lady, a young boy, and a deer carrying peaches on its back signifying longevity. Bordered on the cavetto with floral sprays, and dressed on the rim with iron oxide.
Rose-Verte is a less commonly encountered version of the Famille Rose and Famille Verte palettes. It is often loosely grouped into the Famille Rose category, but is actually its own discrete subgroup that is a combination of both Famille Rose and Famille Verte. It was developed and most prevalent during the later years of the Yongzheng Period, sort of as an evolution and combination of the earlier Kangxi Period Famille Verte, and the subsequent Yongzheng Period Famille Rose. This peculiarity helps to date this dish more narrowly to circa 1730-1735.
Size and Condition: Diameter 8 3/4 inches. Some very minor enamel wear and insignificant rim fritting. The dish has a good ring when tapped.