Chinese ‘double peacock’ famille rose plate, Qianlong (1736-95), painted in bright enamels and gilt, the centre with a peacock and peahen perched on rockwork beside a large peony-blossom amongst various flowering branches, within a spear-head border to the cavetto, the wide rim with garlands of flowers enclosed by a geometric patterned border, interspersed by cartouches containing scrolls.
Diameter: 23 cm. (9 in.)
Three shallow chips and fritting to rim.
A service of this design was made for King John VI of Portugal (1767-1826)