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Lot 0277
Dimensions: 1-1/2" H x 8-1/8" Dia. (each)

Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Period, Yongzheng reversed ruby-red bamboo motif porcelain plate. Potted in shallow vessel form, with broad wide central interior, rounded cavetto gently tapering to open wide, with a slightly flared lip and shallow draft. All reserved hand painted ornamentations are rendered in ruby-red underglaze base color which contrast against the clean white fine color. The Interior adorned with abundant sturdy bamboo tree interspersed fresh foliage, surround the inner surface. The exterior decorated with same hand painted. Bamboo is viewed as a symbol of traditional Chinese values. It is an example of the harmony between nature and human beings. People think its deep root denotes resoluteness; its tall, straight stem represents honor; its hollow interior modesty and its clean and spartan exterior exemplify chastity. Ancient Chinese literature held bamboo in profound esteem. This explains why there are so many writings and paintings dedicated to the plant throughout history. Possessing the most bamboo of any country in the world, China is well known as the Kingdom of Bamboo. China grows 400 species of bamboo, and one third of all known bamboo species in the world are grown in China. In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo is a symbol of Oriental beauty. It represents the character of moral integrity, resistance, modesty and loyalty. It also stands as an example of loneliness and elegance, among others. This value becomes one of the major themes in Chinese painting, calligraphy and poetry. As a symbol of virtue, bamboo is always closely related to people of positive spirits. Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Bai Juyi (772-846) summarized the merits of bamboo according to its characteristics: its deep root denotes resoluteness, straight stem represents honorability, its interior modesty and its clean exterior exemplifies chastity. Bamboo culture always plays a positive role in encouraging people to hold on when facing tough situations. There is not any overlap of the outlines, its well carved, clear, subtle, and distinct. The glaze is seamless and gives off a beautiful luster, with the colors maintaining excellent vibrancy. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous, the shape is uniformly proportioned.

Mark on under base, a vertical six underglaze blue script characters reign mark, enclosed within double fine rings, Yongzheng Reign Period of Great Qing Dynasty.


Over all in EXCELLENT condition.
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Estimate $2,000 - $2,500
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