Porcelain plate. China, Qianlong Period


Porcelain plate with Famille Rose enamels decoration of couple of peacocks perched on pierced boulder in center along peony bushes and flowers. Outer rim ornated with flowered scrollwork.

China, Qianlong Period (1735-1795)

Diameter: 23 cm (9 in.)

Very small chips. Crack on outer rim

For a plate with same pattern consult Thomas V. Jr Litzenburg, Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University (2003, p. 70).

The King João VI of Portugal had a service with the same pattern which was known as “Peacoks”.
He brought it with him during his exile in Brazil where the pattern became quite popular. In Great Britain, it was copied by the Spode manufacturer during the early 19th Century.

Provenance :

  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014030854