A pair of large antique Chinese export porcelain Batavian rimmed dishes, large plates or small chargers decorated with a hand painted peonies in under-glaze cobalt blue. The design in the centre of each plate has three sprays of flowers including peonies and chrysanthemum flowers. There is an outer border of diamond diaper flowers and an inner border of stylised lingzhi fungus. The base has a low foot rim.
They date to the mid eighteenth century, circa 1740, during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) in the Qing dynasty 清代.
The plates are 11 1/2 inches (29.3 cm) diameter and are 1 inches (25.4 cm) high, they weigh 1337g unpacked.
They each have a little damage: One has a two hairlines and a number of small rim chips probably caused by plate hangers. The other has been broken into three pieces and reglued. Despite this damage or imperfections they still display well, and they are very attractive items to add to a collection of antique blue and white hand painted Chinese early 18th century porcelain.
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