Kangxi Porcelain, Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Plate c.1700.
A Small Kangxi Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Plate with a European Design. Decorated with Figures `a la Mode Fontage` Representing the Sense of Smell. The Design is Taken From a French Engraving (c. 1690) Possibly by the Bonnard Brothers.
Condition: In very good condition, one minute glaze frit c.2 mm x 2 mm.
Size: Diameter : 16 cm (6 1/4 inches)
References:For a pair of Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain plates of this pattern see : Chinese Decorative Arts and Export Porcelain, Sotheby`s, London, 27th October and 1st of November 1989, lot 422 ; "A Fine and Rare Pair of European Subject Dishes, Kangxi". For a another similar pair of Kangxi Porcelain dishes see : Exhibition of Chinese Blue and White - Wanli to K`ang Hsi (S.Marchant & Son, c.1980, catalogue without a date) Item 80. A "pair of rare European subject blue and white small plates` of this pattern are illustrated in : Fine Chinese Works of Art, Christie`s New York, May 9th and 10th 1981. For a further pair of Chinese Export porcelain plates with this subject see : Fine Chinese Works of Art, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc, New York, lot 264. See our `Sold items` for Kangxi blue and white plates of this size and design numbers, a matched pair 17201, resold years late as 23183 and 231831.