Set of Six Chinese Export Famille Rose plates, Circa.1760. - Earle D. Vandekar
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A Set of Six Chinese Export Famille Rose Plates, Circa 1760. The plates have a central reserve in the shape of a palm leaf that is outlined in an over-glaze turquoise enamel. ;A large floral spring of rose-pink peonies and other flowers lie within the reserve. ;The border is painted with numerous branches and blossoms of white prunis and brown bamboo; all against ground of sepia swirls. ;Rimmed in ocher. ''The white enamel was an important element in the famille rose palette, for it made possible the mixing of shades of opaque colors through which three-dimensional effects of modeling in the Western style could be obtained.'' (Howard and Ayers, 152). Dimensions: 8 7/8 inches diameter (22.6 cm). References: Howard, David, and John Ayers. China for the West, Vol. 1. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publication, 1978. Nadler, Daniel. China to Order: Focusing on the XIXth Century and Surveying Polychrome Export Porcelain. pp. 66 for illustrated example.