The large plate is enameled with white, orange and brown stags and deer in between a dense landscape of rocks, pine trees and peaches. The ‘hundred deer’ motif bai lu (百鹿) can be retraced to the homonym bailu (百祿) for its meaning, which is to attain position in government. The very popular motif was still used frequently in the late Qing dynasty, however this depiction on plates is rather rare.
Dimensions: DIAMETER 42 CM
Condition: Good condition – one small chip repaired with gold and 3 holes at the back for mounting to the wall
Provenance: From an Austrian private collection