A Chinese famille rose 'Four elements' export porcelain plate depicting 'Earth', Qianlong

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Dia.: 22,5 cm

Enamelled with Cybèle accompanied by three of 'The Four Seasons', Flora, Ceres and Bacchus, in a chariot drawn by mythical leonine creatures, a naked maiden reclining on a pink cloth in the foreground having flowers put into her hair by a putto, two further putti reclining on a mat with a basket of fruit, another holding a stick in front of the chariot, and a fifth picking leaves from a shrub, all within a blue enamel scrolling foliage band at the border.

Ref.:
- Christie's, New York, Jan. 21, 2016, lot 70 (sold USD 9.375) (link)
- Christie's, Amsterdam, June 30, 2010, lot 294 (sold EUR 7.500) (link)