A Chinese export porcelain grisaille and gilt decorated Jesuit plate with a scene of the resurrection with an elaborate Rococo border.

8 7/8 inches, 22.5 cm diameter.

Qianlong, circa 1750.



Excellent, some wear.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a Swedish private collection.
  • An identical plate was published by Marchant in their 90th Anniversary exhibition, Chinese Export Porcelain, 2015, no. 31, p. 48 & p. 49, one of set of three.
  • These three plates are from a very rare series of five produced for the Dutch market, which are taken from an early eighteenth century Lutheran bible with prints by the Amsterdam poet and engraver Jan Luyken (1649-1712).
  • An identical crucifixion and resurrection plate in the Musee National de Ceramique, Sevres, acquired in 1840, inventory nos. MNC 2877-1 & 2, are illustrated by Christine Shimizu and Laure Chabanne in L’Odyssée de la Porcelaine Chinoise, 2004, no. 172, p. 219; another resurrection plate is illustrated by John Goldsmith Phillips in China Trade Porcelain, An Account of Its Historical Background, Manufacture, and Decoration and a Study of the Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, pl. 8, p. 74.
  • A nativity plate with a du Paquier border together with crucifixion and resurrection plates similar to the above are illustrated by Cohen & Cohen in their exhibition catalogue School’s Out, 2001, nos. 11-13, pp. 16/7; an identical crucifixion plate is illustrated by David S. Howard & John Ayers in China for the West, Volume one, no. 312, pp. 318/9.