Lot 92: A stunning and rare famille rose export saucer
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Majestically painted on egg-shell porcelain in famille rose tones; decorated with a rooster on a rock, surrounded by peonies and leaves; featuring two, painted, iron-red marks with the writing Bai YunShaRen(ç™½äº‘å±±äºº); enclosed in a beautiful, gilded band inside a band made of green rhombuses on the border. A small headline on the border. The two red seals above the rooster are the peculiarity of this saucer - it is not very common to find a Chinese, porcelain antiquity with signature (except for Qianjiang objects of the Qing dynasty and the Fencai objects manufactured during the Republic of China period). This Bai Yun Sha Ren seal is presumably the nickname of the manufacturer.
See an identical object, without saucer in Santos London, stock number 3.4041.
See also: llustrated Catalogue of Châ€™ing Enamelled Ware at the Percival David Foundation, University of London, by Lady David, cat. A835.
See also: La Ceramique Chinoise Sous le Tsâ€™ing, by J. P. Van Goidsenhoven, cat. 157.
See a similar lot with saucer at Victoria & Albert Museum; nr. C.1071&A-1917.
dimensions: diameter 11 cm.