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Chinese porcelain plate, ‘Arbor’ pattern, Cornelis Pronk, c.1738


Chinese porcelain plate, c. 1738, Qianlong Period. Hand painted in fencai enamels, with the ‘Arbor’ pattern, after a design by Dutch artist Cornelis  Pronk.
The central panel with figures within a topiary garden scene, watching ducks on a river. Having a broad border of cartouches containing insects, flowers and fruit, interspersed with shells on a turquoise cell diaper ground.
Painted to the reverse with a continuous iron red and purple lambrequin border, around an unglazed footrim.

Medium: Porcelain

Height: 2.5 cm, 1”.

Width: 25.7 cm, 10 1/8”.

Condition: Typical minor wear to the enamels. No damage. No restoration.