A fine Antique Chinese Export Plate in Famille Verte enamel colors with a bird perched on a branch, c1720 SOLD
A fine Antique Chinese export plate, polychrome enamel decorated in famille verte enamel colors with floral sprays and a bird perched on a branch. Kangxi c1720
Condition: Small Firing Flaw and minor glaze wear
Literature: "The full famille verte or green family palette appeared during the Kangxi period (1662-1772). It features three shades of green enamel, together with red, brown, black, aubergine, yellow and blue enamels which are all predominately translucent and are sometimes used in combination with gold highlighting and underglaze blue.
Painted in the Chinese style and sometimes densely composed, famille verte decorations include such traditional subjects as landscapes, fenced gardens, insects and birds, court figures in interior and exterior settings and literary themes...Popular in the export trade and only surpassed in quantity by blue-and-white porcelain, famille verte wares principally date from c1680-1725, although later examples are also known."
Source: "Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University" by Thomas V. Litzenburg, Jr. in collaboration with Ann T. Bailey"