Set of three Chinese export porcleain plates with Christian scenes,18th century

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Set of three Chinese export porcleain plates with Christian scenes,18th century

Period of QIANLONG QING (1736-1795)
Set of three Chinese export porcleain plates with Christian scenes,18th century

Offered by Marchant
Date & Origin 1745, China
Dimensions
Dia
23 cm (9 inc)
Provenance *From the collection of Dr Hardouin, Nantes, western France.

Description
A set of three Chinese export porcelain plates, painted in grisaille, heightened in gilt with scenes of ‘The Nativity, The Crucifixion, and The Resurrection’, each in high detail within a floral border of swags and foliage; the Nativity decorated in the centre with ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds, Mary seated to the child’s leaf in front of two oxen with a recumbent donkey in the foreground; the Crucifixion with one soldier mocking and four others casting lots for the robe, in the background Mary and St John and a crowd, two other crosses with figures surrounding the cross and Roman soldiers playing dice in the foreground; the Resurrection with the figure of an angel seated nearby and soldiers in the foreground.

All 9 inches, 22.8 cm diameter.

Qianlong, circa 1745.




Literature
*An identical crucifixion and resurrection plate in the Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, acquired in 1840, inventory nos. MNC 2877-1 & 2, are illustrated by Christine Shimizu and Laure Chabanne in L’Odyssée de la Porcelaine Chinoise, 2004, no. 172, p. 219; another resurrection plate is illustrated by John Goldsmith Phillips in China Trade Porcelain, An Account of Its Historical Background, Manufacture, and Decoration and a Study of the Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, pl. 8, p. 74.

*A nativity plate with a du Paquier border together with Crucifixion and Resurrection plates similar to the above are illustrated by Cohen & Cohen in their exhibition catalogue School’s Out, 2001, nos. 11-13, pp. 16/7; an identical Crucifixion plate is illustrated by David S. Howard & John Ayers in China for the West, Volume one, no. 312, pp. 318/9.
Exhibitions
*These three plates are from a very rare series of five produced for the Dutch market , which are taken from an early eighteenth century Lutheran bible with prints by the Amsterdam poet and engraver Jan Luyken 1649-1712.
Medium
ceramic
Condition
Good. Nativity: grizzle on back rim & rim frits & rim knock Crucifixion: rim nibbles Resurrection: rim nibbles & grizzle all over.
Wear consistent with age and use
Stock Code R9526/7/8
£15,000.00
Dimensions
Dia
23 cm (9 inc)
Description
A set of three Chinese export porcelain plates, painted in grisaille, heightened in gilt with scenes of ‘The Nativity, The Crucifixion, and The Resurrection’, each in high detail within a floral border of swags and foliage; the Nativity decorated in the centre with ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds, Mary seated to the child’s leaf in front of two oxen with a recumbent donkey in the foreground; the Crucifixion with one soldier mocking and four others casting lots for the robe, in the background Mary and St John and a crowd, two other crosses with figures surrounding the cross and Roman soldiers playing dice in the foreground; the Resurrection with the figure of an angel seated nearby and soldiers in the foreground.

All 9 inches, 22.8 cm diameter.

Qianlong, circa 1745.




Stock Code R9526/7/8

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