An outstanding and finely enamelled famille-rose 'peach' charger Mark and period of Yongzheng | 清雍正 粉彩過枝福壽雙全紋大盤 《大清雍正年製》款
An outstanding and finely enamelled famille-rose 'peach' charger
Mark and period of Yongzheng
清雍正 粉彩過枝福壽雙全紋大盤 《大清雍正年製》款
superbly decorated with two fruiting and flowering peach boughs, naturalistically depicted side by side and crossing over, each rendered rising from the footrim, with thinner branches extending halfway across the exterior, and continuing over the rim and on to the interior, one branch painted in pale olive-green with shades of grey and the other a finely shaded tan colour, the slender leaves curled over at the ends and softly enamelled in variegated tones of green with touches of blue and yellow, each of the eight peaches, five on the interior and three on the exterior, portrayed in various sizes depicting different stages of ripening, the rich mottled rose enamels accentuated with pale green and lemon-yellow, the blossoms and buds picked out in white, rose and yellow, further decorated with with five iron-red bats, two on the interior and three on the exterior, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
The charger is in excellent condition. There is an insignificant rim flake that likely resulted from the firing and occasional minute enamel flakes to several green leaves and one pink petal, which have been lightly retouched, all barely visible to the naked eye.
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Collection of Baron Iwasaki, c. 1900.
Collection of Barbara Hutton (1912-1979), c. 1950.
The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1976, lot 618.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9th November 1982, lot 303.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 258.
A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Seven Watercolour Illustrations of Japanese and Chinese Porcelain and Pottery, commissioned by Captain F. Brinkley, c. 1900, pl. XX (fig. 1).
The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 118.
Sotheby's Hong Kong – Twenty Years, 1973-1993, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 273.
The Tsui Museum of Art. Chinese Ceramics IV: Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 154.
《A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Seven Watercolour Illustrations of Japanese and Chinese Porcelain and Pottery》，F. Brinkley 上尉委託出版，約1900年，圖版XX（圖一）
The Barbara Hutton Collection of Chinese Porcelain, The Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, 1956-1957, pl. XVI.
《The Barbara Hutton Collection of Chinese Porcelain》，檀香山藝術學院，檀香山，1956-1957年，圖版XVI