Pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte plates, each brightly and freshly painted with the young scholar scholar, Zhang, dressed in blue robes riding a yellow horse with his attendant close by, arriving at the walled monastery, the ground decorated with a table, scroll pot, censer, gu with flowers, further scrolls, books and a weiqi board, encircled by a ruyi-band, the flat everted rim with floral reserves in ruyi-head panels dispersed between ‘a hundred antiques’, bogu, including books, scrolls, censer, ruyi, wrapped qin, weiqi boards, all tied with ribbons, the underside with prunus and camellia flower sprays, the base with a ding vessel mark within a double ring in underglaze blue.

8 ¾ inches, 22.2 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of Ivan Traugott (1871-1952), inventory no. 2347, thence by direct descent in the family. He was a famous Swedish businessman and important collector of art, part of his collection today can be seen at the Nationalmuseum and the East Asian Museum in Stockholm.
  • A similar plate, gift of J. M. von Diepen Foundation, Slochteren, inventory no. P1694, is illustrated by Christiaan Jorg in Famille Verte: Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels, 91, p. 90.



Excellent, minute foot nicks.