Chinese Kangxi Porcelain Plate Painted European Style Buildings antique 1720 AF
An early 18th century Chinese porcelain dinner plate that has been hand painted in under-glaze blue with peach and iron red enamel colours and profuse gilding. The central hand painted design is of a typical looking Chinese landscape with mountains, palm, willow and pine trees, a wide river with boats on it but, unusually with European style buildings in the foreground. The gilding is quite profuse and could be termed as clobbered. The plate has a floral border design with four floral filled cartouches and a painted cracked ice border ground with flowers.
The back of the plate is unmarked however, it dates to circa 1720, from the reign of the Emperor Kangxi - 康熙帝 (1661-1722) in the Qing dynasty 清代.
Sadly the plate is in poor antique condition it has been broken into twelve pieces and glued back together with some minor losses, it also has some minor wear to the gilding. It still displays well as the design tends to mask the breaks.
This is still a lovely item to add to any collection of Chinese Kangxi period ware or antique Chinese export porcelain, with a fairly rare and interesting Chinese style European buildings pattern.
Height 1 3/16 inches ( 2.8 cm)
Diameter 8 15/16 inches (22.7 cm)
Weight 310 grammes unpacked