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GOOD SET OF SIX CHINESE EXPORT DEEP SOUP PLATES

"Cormorant & Magpie", Probably Swedish Market

Qianlong, c1750

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Of fluted form, the center well painted in famille rose with turquoise, iron red, bianco sopra bianco and gilt in a variant of

the “Cormorant and Magpie” decoration*, with a blossoming prunus branch and lotus pads issuing further flora,

the two cormorants, one in flight, protecting their young from the intruding magpie, each in gilt and iron red;

the rim with a gilt leafy trailing vine border

 

*The” Cormorant and Magpie”, a theme emanating from the Ming Dynasty, depicts the cormorants

defending an unseen nest from the invading magpie. 

 

Ref : As illustrated in Winterthur guide to Chinese Export Porcelain,

Arlene M. Palmer, p. 90, fig. 34 (see illustration below)

 

Condition: Excellent; one with small chip verso

 

9”D

 

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See Also :

 

 

Set of 6 Chinese Export Mandarin Dinner Plates

Qianlong, c1760

 

 

 

 

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Set of 6 Chinese Export Deep Soup Plates, Qianlong, c1750, depicting the Magpie Invading the Cormorant's Nest, possibly Swedish Market