Chinese Porcelain Plate Blue Hollow Rock Prunus Qianlong Qing 18th C
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 pattern contained within a double ring border. This double ring border is repeated at the top of the blank cavetto, the rim of the plate is decorated with hand painted prunus flowers, leaves and stems within a single wider outer border ring.
The underside of the rim has been freely and confidently painted with bamboo stems or grasses. The base has a double circle or ring band with a blue square seal mark, a version of which was copied and used by the Worcester Tonquin Porcelain Manufactory.
We believe that 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 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm) diameter and is 1 1/8 inches (2.8 cm) high, it weighs 297g unpacked.
It has a little damage: There are nibbles the rim and two cracks to the rim, probably from plate hangers. There are frits to the front of the plate from manufacture. 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.