A fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Western market with a decidedly European subject matter, here rendered in famille rose enamels, is one of a set of four ‘Elements’ plates, this one representing Earth, and depicting Cybele accompanying three of the Four Seasons; Flora, Ceres and Bacchus, all in a chariot pulled by lions (which more resemble cartoon characters!), while cherubs frolic amongst nature’s bounty in a bucolic landscape. Measuring 9″in diameter. Circa 1740. ¬† 1 L shaped line ¬†restored at the top rim of plate. ¬† $3800