Blue and White Platter Chinese Porcelain In The Style Of Qianlong Era Circa 1770


This exquisite Chinese blue and white porcelain platter was painted in the 20th century in the style of the Qianlong Era circa 1770. It has timeless appeal and symbolic meaning!
We see a lovely pair of spotted deer in a clearing near pine trees.
In Chinese tradition, combining pine trees with deer conveys a wish for longevity to the owner of the platter. To the left of the pines, we see bamboo trees, and across the water, we see flowering fruit trees.
This combination of trees is known as the Three Friends of Winter*, symbolizing longevity and persistence.
The scene is beautiful, combining medium and deep tones of blue.
The border decoration has intricate patterning with alternating fences and floral decoration.
The shape of the platter is a traditional Chinese export cut-cornered rectangle.

Dimensions: 14″ x 10.75″ x 1″height

Condition: Excellent

Provenance: A private Swedish collection. Note the sticker on the back of the platter.

*This grouping first appeared in a ninth-century poem by Zhu Qingyu.
For more information on the Three Friends of Winter, see Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery by PB Welch.

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A Chinese blue and white platter hand painted in beautiful underglaze cobalt blue during the Qianlong period, circa 1770.

The center is filled with a bouquet of flowers and loose sprigs of flowers. Some of the flowers are painted in medium blue and some in darker blue. The border has dense cobalt blue decoration which incorporates flowers, rui, cloud, and wave designs.

What is special and unique about this platter is its small size and way the decoration fills the space.


H .8 in. x W 7.25 in. x D 10 in.





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