Yongzheng period, 1678-1735
Diameter 33 cm
Underglaze blue decoration with a stag and a deer in the landscape surrounded by pine trees and bamboo. Four floral bouquets with grasshoppers and
praying mantids circle around the main scene of this plate.
This pattern with deers and pine trees are commonly seen on Chinese porcelain. Pine tree symbolizes longevity and deers represent prosperity.
Decoration completely with pencilled underglaze blue lines is a characteristic technique of Yongzheng and Qianlong porcelain. This kind of technique
starts its origin at Wanli period.
Compare the similar plate, TAJAN Paris, Arts d'Asie, 12 Juin 2006, Lot 15