A rare pair of Chinese porcelain famille rose plaques enamelled with ‘the Five Gods Of Wufang’ and ‘the Three Star Gods’, each panel of rectangular form, one delicately painted in bright enamels with the Three Star Gods, Fu Lu Shou, engaged in various pursuits within a fenced garden with pine trees, rockworks and rivers, the other with the Five Gods of the Wufang, Wu Lao, admiring a scroll painting of a Taiji trigram held by two attendants, all in front of a small waterfall set within a rocky landscape, all finely detailed in pink enamel with gilt details, the faces of each Immortal realistically rendered in fine detail with subtle shading, the central panel within a gilt border on a finely-engraved green graviata ground with a design of flowers and foliage.

Each 23 3/8 inches, 59.6 cm high; 17 3/4 inches, 45.2 cm wide (with frame).

Jiaqing period, 1796-1820.

Both in wood frames.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private collection, West of England.
  • The calligraphy reads: Wu lao tai ji tu (The Five Gods of Wufang viewing a painting of Taiji) Fu Lu Shou san xing (The Three Star Gods, Fuxing, Luxing and Shouxing)