A Pair of Yongzheng Export Plates
A pair of 9 inch Famille rose plates, circa 1740, Yongzheng, with provenance Elanor Gordon. The decor of the plates retains the symmetry common on blue and white and famille verte plates of the beginning of the 18th century rather than the later asymmetry of most mid century famille rose. One plate has a hair crack from the rim (photo). No restoration.