Four Gentlemen Plate
Size: 30.5cm x 30.5cm
Cartouches in the form of stylised lingzhi fungus, the plant of immortality, frame the four gentlemen, set against a pattern derived from the ancient character for ‘ten thousand’ wan, signifying a long life, decorate this impressive platter.
Its unadorned centre makes it ideal as an exotic charger at formal dining, or for personalising as a commemorative or corporate gift.
About the collection
Collectively known in Chinese art and literature as the Four Gentlemen, the plum blossom, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum have exemplified the high moral conduct and noble ideals of a gentleman since the 10th century.