A pair of Chinese porcelain blue and white ‘Master of the Rocks’ large plates, each painted with a seated scholar on a rocky promontory in a mountainous river landscape scene, one with migrating birds, the other with a fisherman in his boat, each encircled by a wide continuous landscape border, with scholars, rock work, willow and houses, the underside of each with two bamboo branches, the base of each with a six – character mark of Xuande within a double ring in underglaze blue.

10 3/8 inches, 26.3 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


One with two underside rim chips, the other with small underside rim glaze flake and small rim chip.