Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame

Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame
Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame
Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame
Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame
Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame
Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame

Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame

A Set of Chinese "The Four Beauties" Porcelain. The Four Beauties or Four Great Beauties are four Chinese women who were renowned for their beauty.

The four are usually identified as Xi Shi, Wang Zhaojun, Diaochan, and Yang Guifei. The scarcity of historical records concerning them meant that much of what is known of them today has been greatly embellished by legend.

They all were said to have in some manner caught the attention of a ruling king or emperor in their respective eras. They gained their reputation from the influence they exercised over kings and emperors and, consequently, the way their actions impacted Chinese history. Three of the Four Beauties brought kingdoms to their knees and their lives ended in tragedy. Each Porcelain measures approximately 9 x 29 inches, in hand carved frames measuring approximately 14.5 x 35 inches. We bought during a trip to China in 1997.

The set has been hanging in our living room since and can be seen before purchasing.


Set-Chinese Hand Painted Four Beauties on Porcelain in Black Hand Carved Frame