Chinese famille rose mythological subject plate, Qianlong (1736:1795) circa. This decoration was taken from paintings by Francesco Albani thought to be commissioned for the Borghese Palace, Rome depicting Earth as one of the four elements, with Cybele seated in her chariot and Flora, Ceres and Bacchus representing Spring, Summer and Autumn, the chariot drawn by lion dogs and surrounded by playing putti. Albani painted a set of four mythological scenes representing the elements for the Borghese Palace and later produced three variant series, the best-known being for Cardinal Maurice of Savoy in 1635, now in the Turin Museum. The popularity of such scenes and their rendering by various engravers made them a popular subject choice for export porcelain. For a similar example see William R. Sargent’Treasures of Chinese Export’ Yale 2012, p. The item “Chinese famille rose mythological subject plate, Qianlong (17361795)” is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain”. The seller is “guestandgray” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Plate/Tray
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery
- Sub-Type: Ceramic
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Chinese Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)