Yongzheng Famille Rose Landscape Plate (YFM1008)
ca. 1720-30s, early 18th century
Yongzheng - early Qianlong period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
Diameter: 22.5 cm / 8.86 in
From a Dutch private collection
A wonderful Yongzheng famille rose export plate, decorated with a landscape scene within an ogival cartouche framed by draping floral sprigs and a diamond diaper border. The reverse is painted with lingzhi fungi in iron red.
The best famille rose export porcelain are almost without exception those made in the Yongzheng period. The ability to render enamels opaque by adding lead arsenate was a relatively new innovation during the Yongzheng era, and the technique was reserved for superior wares when it came to export porcelain.
This plate is absolutely lovely with its light, tender enamels and decoration drawn with such lyrical linearity; it is as if the plate landscape is bursting with movement and light.
Condition: Near perfect. There is some (very) tiny fleabites to the rim and foot, as well as some age wear to the enamels. [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]