Limited Masterworks Plate, Yin & Yang

Order No.: 209184-54180-1
5x56 cm, 5000 g
The Manufactory adopted dragon motifs based on Chinese prototypes from very early on in its history, yet combining them with opulent European flower painting as has been done on this tray is very new. The piece was hand-moulded rather than being cast, just as it would have been in the 18th century; the relief moulding on the inside has been sparingly gilded and handles shaped like dragons' heads have been exquisitely luted on. The moulded features are echoed in the rich painted detail. The upshot is a superlatively eloquent portrayal of these fabulous creatures from the Far East, creatures that have lost none of their allure three centuries on.
Year of Creation: 2022
Limitation: 15
Height: 5 cm
Width: 56 cm
Depth: 41 cm
Weight: 5000 g