Lovely and large Kraak porcelain plate with a central scene of a deer in a landscape. Ca 1600.
The graceful and beautiful deer is not included in the Chinese zodiac but does feature in paintings. It symbolizes longevity and riches as deer were believed to live to a great age. Lù means ‘good fortune’ and ‘government salary’, and lù is also another word for ‘precious jade’. The god of longevity is often shown accompanied by deer; it was reputed to be able to locate the herbs of immortality.
Pine - Song - symbol of endurance and longevity. The favorite tree of Chinese painters. Pine trees rank above all other trees and epitomizes self-discipline and steadfastness. In Daoism its twisted stem and bransches are admired as their patterns reminds of the twistings of the life forces. The plum tree, pine, and bamboo are the "Three Friends in Winter".
In the rim 4 of A "Eight Buddhist Treasures".
As a decorative motif, the Eight Buddhist Symbols first appeared on ceramics during the Yuan dynasty when they were introduced from the Tibetan Lamaist art, and were popular decorative elements during the Ming and Qing.
Condition: 1 hairline and some minimal rimfritting
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- ca 1600
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Blauw en wit
- Titel kunstwerk
- Chinese Wanli Kraak Deer Porcelain Ming
- Goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 40×206×206 mm