Antique Chinese 17th century Qing Dynasty Kangxi. Large Famille Verte Porcelain Charger With Artemisia Mark.
Antique Chinese 17th century Qing Dynasty Kangxi period. Large, Famille Verte porcelain charger signed with artemisia mark. Fine hand-painted and enameled with landscape scene of a mountainous river with trees, houses, a viewing pagoda, and various figures on a bridge and shore, including a fisherman seated in a boat. All surrounded by a band of twelve rectangular panels containing flower heads. The rim is adorned with a band of latticework.
The base with the unglazed channel foot rim encloses an Artemisia Mark painted in pale blue, matching the blue color painted in the landscape.
Depictions of idealized seclusion within the landscape became especially popular during the Yuan dynasty. Many educated Chinese, deprived of the opportunity to engage with the Mongol government, retreated to the mountains. They sought self-cultivation, and artistic inspiration there, guided by the idea of the artist's deep personal relationship with the surrounding space becoming a key feature of literary culture and consequent representations of landscape in Chinese art.
CONDITION: Age and usage are showing. Some wear to the paint and enamel, one chip on the rim. All this is an aspect of an antique porcelain charger considering its age at over 300 years old. No cracks, repairs, or restorations whatsoever.
Please see the 13 photos in the listing since they are part of the object's condition description.
PROVENANCE: Acquired from an important Canadian private collection of antiques and art.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter 40.5 cm (15.94 inches).
Height: 6 cm (2.36 inches).
WEIGHT: 2.043 kg (6 pounds and 11.34 ounces).