Chinese Porcelain Platter Blue and White Butterfly Qianlong Qing 1770
An antique Chinese export porcelain scalloped rim platter, rectangular plate or charger decorated with a hand painted oriental garden pattern in under-glaze cobalt blue. The central design consists of a willow tree above a large flowering peony and to the left a chrysanthemum flower, and butterfly or dragon fly, all contained within a ring and cloud scroll and diaper pattern border. There is a outer diaper border at the rim with lotus panels interspersed with a floral and wave scroll pattern. The flat base has an orange tinge iron staining to it.
It dates to the late eighteenth century , circa 1770, during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) in the Qing dynasty 清代.
The plate is 12 inches (30.5 cm) long and is 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm) wide , it weighs 712g unpacked.
It is in excellent antique condition with no chips, cracks nor restoration. It still has an antique wire hanging frame which could be removed if so desired, the stand is for display purposes only. This beautiful plate displays well, with the wire hanger removed could be used. It is a very attractive item to add to a collection of antique blue and white hand painted Chinese 18th century porcelain.
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