- c. 1700–1720
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Porcelain and enamel
- Height: 4 in. (10.16 cm.) Diameter: 24 1/16 in. (61.11 cm.)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Porcelain , Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art.
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This large plate is a superb example of the full range of Kangxi (k'ang Hsi) period famille verte wucai enamel decoration. It is part of a group depicting scenes from the Manchu court. Beneath flying flags, musicians play a trumpet and drum in the foreground. In the center, five warriors compete at archery on horseback as the imperial entourage looks down on the contest from a canopied balcony. Related examples illustrate military events and presentations to the emperor.
The painting on this example is exceptionally fine. The figures and architecture are well-drawn, and the enamels in red, blue, yellow, purple, and green are freely applied, imparting energy to the scene. The rim is enameled with alternating panels of chrysanthemums and brocade patterns.
The underside is decorated with eight Buddhist symbols and scrolls supporting lotuses, as well as a double ring encircling a seal mark indicating that this plate was made as an imperial order. Apparently, therefore, the piece was exported only at a later date.
Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 95.
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 186.
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