An especially elegant Chinese export Yongzheng period porcelain soup plate delicately hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a central image of a courtly lady bidding farewell to a gentleman on horseback who is accompanied by his attendant (perhaps a departing husband, or a scholar taking leave of his mother?) Either way, a beautiful snapshot of a scene from almost three centuries ago. The 9 1/2″ plate bordered with chrysanthemum demi-lunes against a diapered ground. The reverse bearing an old note identifying the piece from the Martin Hurst Collection, as well as a dealer sticker from Henry Moog, Atlanta. Rim line sealed, otherwise good condition with no wear to the ‘proud’ enamels. Yongzheng period, circa 1725-1730.