REF No. 6782 GG
GG: Chinese export porcelain famille rose large charger with a kingfisher
Qianlong period circa 1750
European or Chinese Market
Diameter: 15¼ inches; 39cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
A finely painted Chinese porcelain charger in delicate tones with a kingfisher on a branch overlooking lotus with two geese.
The kingfisher (fei) symbolises alluring female beauty, (fei is a homophone for jade). A pair of geese may symbolise an enduring marital fidelity. So it is possible that there is a subtext to this elegant design. A flying goose (feihong) also symbolises a long life.