29th November 2018
A near pair of Chinese famille rose ruby ground export porcelain plates, Yongzheng period, each painted with an open scroll panel depicting a cockerel perched on a mound beside a dragonfly and peonies, above a smaller scroll panel of bird and flowers flanked by a pair of white chrysanthemum flowerheads, all reserved against a ruby-pink ground, diameter 22.1cm and 22.4cm (one with hairline and minor rim repair). Note: a similarly designed plate is illustrated by David Howard and John Ayers in 'Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Mottahedeh Collection in the Virginia Museum', 1980, page 41, plate 130.
Hammer price: £1,100
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