Chinese Porcelain Dish Blue and White Prunus and Peony Qianlong Qing 1780
An antique Chinese export porcelain scalloped, foliated rim dish or low bowl decorated with a freely hand painted oriental garden pattern in under-glaze blue. The design in the centre of the plate is the hollow prunus tree and peony and chrysanthemum flower pattern contained within a ring and diaper pattern border. There is a outer diaper border at the rim interspersed with a floral and cloud scroll pattern. The base has a low foot rim. It comes on its own carved hardwood stand.
It dates to the late eighteenth century , circa 1780, during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) in the Qing dynasty 清代.
The plate is 10 inches (25.3 cm) diameter and is 1 11/16 inches (4.3 cm) high, it weighs 467g unpacked.
It has a little damage: There are some two small repaired chips to the rim and a crack to the base. There is a thin glaze with some bubbling to the surface and frit marks to the front and rear of the plate from manufacture. Despite this damage or imperfections it displays well, and this is a most attractive item to add to a collection of antique blue and white hand painted Chinese 18th century porcelain.
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