REF No. 5793
CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE
Qianlong period, circa 1775
Diameter: 9 inches; 23cm
A famille rose European subject dinner plate, the centre painted with two cartouches depicting a woodcutter and a soldier, the cavetto with a chain border, and the rim with a bamboo and flower garland.
The source for this image is unknown though it could refer to a Gentlemen's club of the period, perhaps one inspired by Don Quixote. It has been suggested that the two figures represent Quixote and his side-kick Sancho Panza.