An interesting and very decorative example of antique Chinese export porcelain, a small dinner, luncheon or dessert plate decorated with a freely hand painted oriental landscape pattern in under-glaze blue. The design in the centre of the plate is the hollow blue rock and peony, chrysanthemum and butterfly pattern contained within a single ring border. the rim of the plate is decorated with hand painted flowers, leaves and stems with a brown "Batavian" rim.
It dates to the mid eighteenth century during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) the Qing dynasty 清代.
The plate is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and is 1 1/8 inches (2.8 cm) high, it weighs 383 grammes unpacked.
It has a little damage: There are three filled and disguised nibbles to the rim and a crack to the rim, probably caused by a plate hanger. There are frits to the front of the plate from manufacture and wear signs from stacking . Despite this minor damage or imperfections it displays well and this is a most attractive item to add to a collection of blue and white hand painted Chinese porcelain.
Free UK postage with this item, International postage at cost.
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