Lotus Leaf-Shaped Famille Rose Porcelain Citron Plate
Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty
The plate is shaped like a lotus leaf, which is partly folded and the stalk is twisted onto the leaf through branches from the reverse side. The edge of the leaf is stuck with lotus flowers in bud and seedpods with movable seeds. And there are legs shaped like river snails and water chestnuts stuck to the bottom, which bears the four-character blue date mark "Qianlong Nian Zhi" (Qianlong Period) in seal script.
What's known as "citron plate" is a small fruit tray placed in an ancient study for holding yellow citrons or fingered citrons, and the sweet smell of the fruit adds a lot of elegant taste to the study. This citron plate is exactly modeled after real items in the nature world in terms of its shape and glaze colors. The plate with lifelike colors and texture fully reflects the high skills of porcelain shaping and firing in the Qing Dynasty.
Yuan DynastyHeight: 23.5cm Mouth diameter: 4.7cm Foot diameter: 7.3cm Belly diameter: 13cm
Yuan DynastyHeight: 41cm Mouth diameter: 15.5cm Foot diameter: 18.5cm
Yongle Period, Ming DynastyHeight: 9.9cm Mouth diameter: 15.8cm Foot diameter: 4.2cm
Jiajing Period, Ming DynastyHeight: 27.4cm Mouth diameter: 3.8cm Foot diameter: 8.6cm
Ming DynastyHeight: 29cm
Kangxi Period, Qing DynastyHeight: 7.8cm Mouth diameter: 15cm Foot diameter: 6cm
Yongzheng Period, Qing DynastyHeight: 27.5cm Mouth diameter: 6.3cm Foot diameter: 8.6cm