FINE SET OF SIX CHINESE EXPORT DINNER PLATES
A finely painted set of six, each center painted in puce, yellow, turquoise, green blue and rust with grisaille, depicting a Chinese
family on a fenced garden terrace, a lady watching from the doorway, before an island riverscape, within a gilt
and grisaille spear head border, the rim with grisaille and iron-red (rust) cell diapering, reserved within shaped
vignettes of grisaille, puce and rust birds on branches and flora; brown dressed rim; plain verso
Condition: excellent; one tiny nick to one plate on rim verso (shown below)
Note: The use of cell diapering and grisaille on this set dates to 1760, or earlier. The painting is quite fine,
with equally fine condition.
8 7/8" D
See Also :
Depicting the Legend of the Magpie Invading the Cormorant's Nest
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