Plate with "Long Eliza" figures

Chinese Export
Kangxi period
about 1700-10


Diam. 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, underglaze blue decoration

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Plate with broad rim decorated with eight panels, each with pairs of full-length figures of women. Center of the plate contains two women framed by trees looking at a central pot with plants on a wooden stand.


Labels of Jorge Welsh and the G. Ephis Collection on the underside.


reign mark in underglaze blue on underside


2005, sold by Jorge Welsh (dealer), London, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger