Chine de la Dynastie Qing, fin de la Période Yongzheng, début de la Période Qianlong (circa 1735).
A very rare pair of round dishes, on a decoration created by the botanist and artist Anna Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), bordered on the wing and the marli with a motif generally attributed to Conelis Pronk. They show a composition animated by two crawling caterpillars, one on an orchid, the other on an iris flower, flying over a butterfly. Chinese porcelain of the Rose Family with gold highlights. Condition: Very beautiful enamels, exceptional quality. No accident or restoration. Small hair of about 3 cm on the wing of a plate. Diameter: 26 cm. Note: Similar plates kept at the British Museum and the Rijksmuseum. A dish of the same design Sotheby's New-York, January 17, 2019 - lot 138, another "Khalil Rizk" collection Sotheby's, April 25, 2008 - lot 131.
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